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Re: Best way for "Red Hat guy" to learn Debian?

On 04/26/2015 03:30 PM, Ian Pilcher wrote:
I'm a longtime user of Red Hat-style distributions (RHL, RHEL, CentOS,
Fedora, etc.).  My home router/firewall is a 32-bit VIA C7 system that
is currently running CentOS 6.  I really want to move this to a more
modern stable distribution, but Red Hat has abandoned 32-bit platforms
with RHEL 7.  Thus, I'm considering moving this system to Debian Jessie.

Does anyone know of any good resources (books, web sites, etc.) to help
an experienced "Red Hat guy" make the transition?  I'm really looking
for something that highlights the differences from a sysadmin's point of
view.  Unfortunately, I don't think I have the patience for any sort of
"intro to Linux".  ;-)

You shouldn't find a huge difference at all. You can use apt-get sorta like you used yum. I think, if you are running headless, that would need to familiarize yourself with it. I think you will come to appreciate apt-get after using yum for years, as I did in 2006. Other than that, I cannot think of a major difference, other than if you install Jessie, you will get systemd. Wheezy doesn't have it, unless you install it. Welcome, from an RPM expat. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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