Linux/BSD Gangsters: Life as a Linux/Unix Admin in a Windows World--Pt1 The Experience
Jan 19, 2006, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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...!"