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Linux/BSD Gangsters: Life as a Linux/Unix Admin in a Windows World--Pt1 The Experience

Jan 19, 2006, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to linuxgangster for this link. ]

"I have been a Linux/Unix admin for about 7 years professionally now. I actually started off as a Junior Admin at a Linux company. This experience taught me a lot, but also got me spoiled. At the Linux company, you were made fun of if you used Windows. We had one machine in the building running Windows, and that was for the Exchange server which we needed for our development team. This company was writing a email client for Linux, and Solaris that would communicate 100% to Exchange (yes before Evolution did it, and before Exchange 2000). Every desktop in the building was running some distro of Linux. So basically I never had to argue about Linux/Unix stability, ease of use, etc.

"After that job, I left to be a full-time admin. The company I worked for was a web development company. The projects were either PHP, Java or ASP. I got hired to take care of all Unix/Linux machines, but little did I know that I was the only Linux/Unix admin among 5 Windows admins... yes count 'em 5...!"

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