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

On Sunday 26 April 2015 20:46:22 Ric Moore wrote:
> 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

Speaking as a Debianist who has occasionally used RH-style distributions:
The files are in different places.
The run levels are different: well, 0,1 and 6 are the same, but the others are 
used differently.
I can't get used to update (YUM) meaning upgrade (aptitude etc.).

Welcome to the bright side. ;-)


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