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Anyone else think the same way??
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There's a separate Perl forum - with the inter-relatedness of Perl/CGI/Apache/Linux issues, maybe it could be smoother to have them closer in physical proximity.
Are you specifically referring to Linux issues on your own computer, or Linux as opposed NT web hosting?
If you are interested, here is a link to NetBSD notes.
NetBSD notes [wrpd.org]
AND I completely understand about the secret society of unix. And yes, they do snicker. They are not nice and basically believe you unworthy until you prove you can remember all those cryptic commands by trial and error. Error usually means you have completely destroyed several hard drives worth of data.
I have finally figured out that all unix command names came to be from a set of inside jokes. And nobody outside the unix circle knows what the jokes are until they have had to memorize the commands the hard way and use them for at least a couple of years.
I am sure of it.
I have Linux on my machine and really love it, but as much as I would like to learn more about Linux/Unix, I must admit that I am more proud of my record of never having seen more than 2 minutes of any Star Trek (or any of its derivatives, et al) episode.......ever!
I guess I may not be cut out to be a Linux god, huh?
That said, there are a lot of good linux-help sites. Check out the list at dmoz [dmoz.org].
[linuxnewbie.org...] does have a friendly forum that has helped me out a couple of times. They don't seem to be snobs.
Certainly server and *nix related questions are welcome in the Tech forum. If we get to 20-25 active threads on the topic, I probably would create a forum for it.
YES. Finished a UNIX class in the fall. Felt DUH enough already struggling with major programmers in the class, but the teacher (nice enough person) reveled in making the labs difficult. Sigh. I still like UNIX a lot.
If the website being attacked has not been patched properly, the worm replaces the index page with a tribute to Ramen noodles and then patches the server with a "root kit" that fixes security holes and, "installs special programs that replace common system functions."
I spent another quarter of the day configuring linux on a ( Sony 9041 ) laptop. The big challenge there was to get X to work with the screen.
Now that the home page is pretty crowded, I think I need to raise that bar a bit more before I over run the homepage with forums. A touch tighter focus and more support for those forums that we already have.
If we do a *nix forum, then we'd need a winders forum, then a Mac forum...it could snowball real quick. I'm not against that idea, and I must confess I've pondered, wonders, day dreamed, about that type of massive expansion of topics covered, but not yet. I just don't think we could sustain it without some fundamental changes.
I would if I was qualified, but I am very much a Linux beginner. I would be the one asking most of the questions.
Mousemoves, I just found out that Solaris 8 is free.
Was it very difficult to install relative to linux?
Mousemoves, what kind of system did you install it on?
ASUA TX97 System Board
Intel 233 MMX cpu
128 mb SDRAM PC66
ATI 4mb Rage II
4.5 gb Fujitsu HDD
SDU-77E Sony cdrom
3com 3C905B-FX Nic
NEC MultiSync Monitor
Logitech 2button serial mouse
Standard 101 keyboard
Once installed: download and install gnu gcc pkg for solaris8. Then install the gnu gcc source. Then use your new compiled from source to install other gnu source software.
Not more hard than linux with HCL. Deciding on slice/partition sizes was the main issue for me and getting the gcc because I had to figure the solution. Naturally, I'm still figuring. Picked up Solaris Solutions for Sys Admins today, can hardly wait to read it.
Your idea of a sysadmin forum sounds good, although maybe the technology forum covers this ground (or could do)?
It could except for the moderator's shortcomings! Generally *nix questions end up there and we (collectively, the mods) struggle to answer them.
Let's remember that a sysadmin implies a server (*nix, Windoze, whatever) and is not directly SEO related which is the focus of WebmasterWorld. Most of the questions we deal with daily are from a client's point of view and I'm not sure we have the expertise among the moderators to host a forum of this nature properly. I am sure that other forums exist that already cover this ground quite well.
Have you tried running these under Wine ( [winehq.com...] )? Take a look at the wine database (e.g [appdb.codeweavers.com...] ) Dreamweaver and Flash both work apparently, though not necessarily 100% - could be worth a try though.