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By steven_kstan ·
I'm camingoutfrom windows based network. now I intend to switch to linux. but I don't have any programing skill as I heard I need it in order to start linux is that true?

and I was wondering which version of linux should I start from. or where tostart? I'm having a copy of Redhat 7.2.

please advise, my dear all experts.

regards,
steve

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by amurry In reply to Learning Linux

No you don't need programming skills. As long your system is a standard system with brandname components Linux will setup it self correctly. The fun only starts when it won't recognize a component, but on Internet there are plenty how to's to fix that. Getting Linux running within a network not that difficult, as long you know the layout of the network and the settings. Working with a windows linux mixed environment is possible with samba. And again there are great tutorials how do it. Redhat 7.2 is not may choice (I like Mandrake 8.2) but it's oke to start with.

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by amoeba In reply to Learning Linux

Steve,

I was in your shoes about 4 1/2 yrs ago. I was lucky to have some friends show me a little about linux when I started. I would recomend getting a book on linux (my first was 'Linux for Dummies') or getting a copy of Linux and 'play' with it. I have used Red Hat, Suse, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Debian, and a couple of small no-name distributions as well. By far my favorite is Mandrake as I have been able to teach my 9 year old son and my non-techie wife how to use it, and it has been the easiest to configure. Good luck!

Ray

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by rouse In reply to Learning Linux

Are you proposing to drop all your windows workstation & servers? cool. I run a mixed environment at work - netware, 2000 adv & linux - all servers. All the clients are still windows though, because we run some verticle market apps that are only supported on the windows platform. But to ans your question, you don't need programming skills to setup linux. Most out of the box distros will setup nice with knowledge from your windows exposure. Biggest hurdle is learning where linux keeps things comparable to where windows keeps things. You can get alot of info in this and other forums.
If I was you, I'd buy some books, run it awhile at home, then hire a pro and stand over his/her shoulder while they implement it at your office.
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