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Re: Life of a GNU/Linux Admin is Easy

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____/ 7 on Wednesday 20 Jul 2011 22:09 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> 12 Reasons Why Every Linux System Administrator Should be Lazy
>> http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/07/lazy-sysadmin/
>> I sometimes manage over 300 machines at once. Only a quarter of the time
>> is required to maintain them.
> Since switching to Linux, my PC maintenance work load
> is gone down to near nothing.
> Most of the time is spent trying out new applications
> as well as getting on with a days work.
> I suppose if you must use proprietary software you
> have to live with malware, viruses and all the rest
> and hope that you can save up enough money to
> pay for all the anti-virus and clean up tools
> or make do without them and end up in an even bigger mess.
> With open source and Linux you got all the tools
> and far more with the source code to deal with
> every eventuality swiftly and efficiently.
> SystemRescueCD, gparted liveCD, and a Ubuntu
> LiveCD are all you need to sort the majority
> of problems in a windopws IT environment.
> Nearly all of the time, I get called on when
> windopws has given up the struggle and needs
> rescuing. I always wonder what windummies would
> do if Linux wasn't around to help them out.
> The best trick I learned over the years is to dd a windopws
> disk into a single file as then mount the file as
> it were a disc and read off data from the virtualized
> drive. Can do this over the network if the disk is small enough.
> Or use an external USB drive / USB flash to dd copy the disc
> out and work at own leisure without customer fearing
> loss of everything.

Windows is not really needed. It's like keeping a $10 watch in
one's pocket while wearing a Rolex (Linux)
- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

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