Linux is Alright
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| For years now I've been ribbing my friend for being a Linuxhead. Then I
| bought a Buffalo Terastation NAS for my house. Well, to make a long story
| much shorter, I lost my array and all of my data along with it. After poking
| around for a little while my friend discovered that it was Linux-based. So he
| asked me if he could have a crack at recovering it. I said sure... I wasn't
| really looking forward to the $3K it would take to have it recovered
| elsewhere. And did I mention this array had all my SQL backups and other
| important docs on it? I really couldn't afford to lose everything on it.
| Well, after messing with it off and on for a couple weeks, he came over last
| night with a solid game plan and got the array back up and I was able to pull
| pretty much everything off of it.
| I don't know if something like this would've been possible on a Windows
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Managing hundreds of Linux machines is easy.
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| If you wish to set up a windows machine a certain way this means that you
| will have no other choice but to connect to each machine and perform the
| required registry setting. Sure this can be done by a script or via a reg
| file but you have no guarantee that each registry is the same. It is also
| time consuming and as you are changing the registry the machine needs to be
| rebooted to make sure that the settings come into effect. With a Linux
| machine all you need to do is set your configuration files to how you want
| them and then batch copy those file to every machine at once. It is far
| quicker and you can guarantee that each machine is set up exactly the same.
| You don't need to reboot the machine either. The end user has no idea, not
| even the slightest that you have adjusted his machine.