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[News] Windows User Discovers the Power of Linux, Saves Thousands

  • Subject: [News] Windows User Discovers the Power of Linux, Saves Thousands
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:46:26 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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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 
| system.  


More Linux fanfare:

Ohio (GNU/)LinuxFest Set to Edutain Thousands



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.          


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