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SLAG
11-23-2006, 10:34 AM
I think I have just accepted a new Job Offer as a Linux Systems Administrator / Support. They will be running a flavor of Red Hat i think Called Aspire... im not sure.. impossible to know all distros

So since suse is now in bed with M$ who to turn to


I was thinking about Free BSD but now that my new job will be running a red hat Flavor i was thinking Fedora 6


any suggestions or tips

thanks

Simplex3
11-23-2006, 08:22 PM
Use the distro you have at work, whatever it is. Having it at home is invaluable.

For others looking to Linux I'm recommending Kubuntu.

http://www.kubuntu.com/

morphius
11-23-2006, 11:43 PM
I like fedora 6 so far, but did a couple things wrong on the install and will be reinstalling next week.

It keeps getting better, but still not making me happy. I recently changed to KDE and have liked that move a lot. Still some annoyances, but that is expected.

Simplex3
11-24-2006, 08:47 AM
I recently changed to KDE and have liked that move a lot.
IMO the KDE apps are simply more polished and mature. Add to that Gnome's increasing reliance on Mono and the exposure that gives you to lawsuits from Macroshaft and there's just no good reason to go there.

SLAG
11-24-2006, 05:01 PM
Looks like Simplex was right and they will be using the CentOS so thats what i will move to now for my home box

I picked up some light reading as well

http://www.chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/linux_books.jpg

morphius
11-24-2006, 05:26 PM
IMO the KDE apps are simply more polished and mature. Add to that Gnome's increasing reliance on Mono and the exposure that gives you to lawsuits from Macroshaft and there's just no good reason to go there.
At this point I will just be happy when they can get the keys on my keyboard working. Within the last few weeks they finally got the volume keys to work with something other then master, but some dolt forgot the mute, LOL!

I do like kooldock, at first I thought that was gonna be stupid, but I'm using it a lot now. That tool needs some work still, but is nice to have.

Trying to fix networking with qemu to run XP for outlook and then I will be one happy camper. I got it working for XP, but then the linux piece was broken. But it was time to leave, so I figured I would get back to that later.

I did learn that uninstalling virtulization is a bad idea, that just hosed my entire install. Since it was a fresh machine, rebuilding is going to be just as easy as fixing it...

SLAG
11-25-2006, 10:34 AM
I never really liked GNOME... it was too clunky and kde just felt much better.

why the reliance on outlook will thunderbird not cut it for ya?

morphius
12-04-2006, 08:08 AM
I never really liked GNOME... it was too clunky and kde just felt much better.

why the reliance on outlook will thunderbird not cut it for ya?
Thunderbird doesn't connect to an Exchange Server as far as I know, and since that is what we use at work I'm sort of stuck.

SLAG
12-04-2006, 05:57 PM
Thunderbird doesn't connect to an Exchange Server as far as I know, and since that is what we use at work I'm sort of stuck.


I dont have any experience with it but does cross over office work with the Exchange server?

Maybe that would be a option


Slag-
Hopes to see everyone move away from Microshaft ASAP