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Old 02-07-2005, 12:13 PM   #51
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type 'echo $PATH' without the quotes
that should give a list of the directories where your commands are. each directory path is seperated by a colon. for example, '/bin:/usr/bin:/home/bin' has three entries. each entry is a path to where your commands are found. use the ls command to see chats in those directories. e.g. 'ls /usr/bin' not all of the files there are commands, some are stuff kept there for god knows what reasons. if ls is showing color, then the commands should be blue (i forgot the option to make ls show color)

you can use the man pages to figure out how to use the commands, but they tend to be confusing. its best to use them to figure out what the command is for. usually gnu tools have the --help option to give a list of options. e.g. 'gcc --help' other tools might use -h instead. some you just type in the command with no option to get info on usage.
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #52
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Similair to SSH for my server, might switch my home systems back to linux!
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:42 PM   #53
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I've not really used Linux for a long time but it took ten minutes to install instead of windows 90 mins.(Was using Linspire)
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:45 PM   #54
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generally i find linux instillations take around three hours becuase i put so much stuff on
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:51 PM   #55
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Lol; they can take a good while if you put everything on.
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If you just go for a basic install minus all the server software, should be around 15 mins.
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Old 02-18-2005, 06:46 AM   #57
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I know that LK is a windows Fanatic, but I'm starting to believe that anyone with a pengin for an avatar should be ignored when it comes to talking about windows, they all appear to be fanatical at best,

anyway...

Linux has significant bugs and patches are released slower

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...ecurity17.html

Linux may be free, but costs a lot more to administer...
from jobsearch.co.uk.
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Unix Systems Administrator - Oxford - Linux/FreeBSD

Opportunity for experienced Linux/FreeBSD (Unix) Systems Administrator to join expanding software house. Successful person must have excellent knowledge of Unix (FreeBSD or Linux) including installation, kernel tuning and troubleshooting. Must have excellent knowledge of Apache Web Server (including Sendmail and Bind etc) and knowledge of Unix shell scripting and ideally good knowledge of Perl scripting also. Fabulous working environment and career prospects. READ ON.....
Oxford, Oxfordshire Permanent £25,000 to £35,000 per year (GBP up to 35k +bonus +benefits) published 17/02/2005
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Systems Administrator - Oxford - Windows - knowledge of Lotus, Citrix, SQL adv

Oxfordshire. Opp for experienced IT Systems Administrator (Windows 2000/ 2003 Server) to join expanding software house. Successful person must have 3 yrs+ commercial exp of administering Windows 2000/2003 Servers. Other skills req’d are: Administration of SQL Server databases, knowledge of Citrix and Lotus Notes Systems. Any exp of Windows scripting adv. Involvement in future planning of Windows based systems and assisting development team with SQL Server database design. Exceptional working.
Oxford Permanent £20,000 to £30,000 per year (GBP up to 30k +bonus +benefits) published 17/02/2005
Same area, (not sure but could also be same company) there is a £5000 different in the cost of the adminmistrator,
with the money spent getting linux for free, and then having to pay for more specialised administration, the company could buy (any one of the following).
(prices source kelkoo.co.uk)
20 full (retail) coppies of windows XP PRO
50 (OEM) copies of XP pro
50 Coppies of windows 2000 Professional edition
5 copies of windows 2003 server (10 CALS)
1 copy of windows 2003 server and enough CALS for 150 clients.

And that is each year! -You see why windows is still the OS choice of business, sheer compatibility and ease of use has helped make sure that it is also the favorite choice of OS for home users as well.
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Yeah. And even in Enterprise Environments Red Hat is actually more in many cases, for the Server Software, than Windows. Not including the greater Administration Costs. With Shared Source for that sort of company now and more in time its really not better anymore.

The Server and Tools Division of Microsoft scored double digit growth last quarter
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There is a common perception that Linux, Unix etc is harder to learn than Windows so does that mean that it costs an extra £5000 because they are hireing a smarter person?
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I don't really know - maybe there are just less Linux Administrators. But I imagine its just because Linux is not as automated and easy as Linux.
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