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Re: Debian or Redhat 7???

To quote Steve Rudd <srudd@bible.ca>,
# Well first, I repent of calling Linux 7: Redhat 7. Yes I am new. I
# been maintaining my own box from a su level for about 3 months. That
is why 
# I was calling in an expert to install Debian tomorrow. It has become
# obvious to me that I am way over my head in trying to get my server

That may be the case... Let me tell you something from my own
experience. I've done tech support for going on twelve years, off and
on. I'm not talking about customer tech support ... I'd call myself an
admin, but I'm more of a troubleshooter. Of course, I have friends and
family I always lend a hand to.

Anyways, you seem fairly secure with yourself, so you probaly don't need
to hear this, but I can't be sure, so I'll say it anyways.

I'd say, without a doubt, 90% of the people I've ever met can get a
$60,000 CDN a year job working with computers, with just a bit of
tutelage. Usually I only need to work with a complete
computer-illiterate person before they have the basic skills necessary
to troubleshoot a problem. After that, the only thing you can get is

Anyways, I strongly encourage you to continue asking questions on the
list here, in the #debian IRC channel on irc.openprojects.net, and to
your friends. After a few months, if you're willing to put in the
effort, you'll probably have enough general knowledge to start reading
(and understanding!) various HOWTOs and program documentation packages.
At that point, the only thing holding you back would be the amount of
time you could spend reading and learning.

Anyways, it's always best to administer your own box. Failing that, it's
best to have a full-time admin, who's responsible for your box.

Anyways, have fun :)

David Barclay Harris, Clan Barclay
    Aut agere, aut mori. (Either action, or death.)

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