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Linux.com: Linux and Windows NT 4.0: Basic Administration - Part I

Sep 26, 2000, 06:01 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Campbell)

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"There are many articles on why you should use Linux. The main goal of this column will be not necessarily to convince you to use Linux, but to guide experienced NT administrators into the more server-based aspects of Linux, in contrast to Windows NT. However, in the process of covering these topics, several key points have surfaced. Microsoft's push to sell Windows 2000 makes it nearly impossible to find the software necessary to make a machine comparable to Linux...."

"With all of this in mind, it is not hard to see why many Windows NT administrators are choosing the Linux route. Full functionality not currently available in NT is available in Linux, and for no software fiscal investment. The only real investment is the time spent to learn how to perform administrative functions in Linux. Those tasks will be the focus of this column. We'll contrast how each task is performed in NT with how it would be done in Linux."

"The functions that will be covered here are based on the network services and administration functions of basic Windows NT, as well as the additional functionality of Windows NT Enterprise, the back office product and terminal services; these are based on the extent of Windows NT's abilities, and in no way indicate all that Linux is capable of."

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