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    Default An observation

    Now I am actually working in the industry with Linux administration being a fair part of my duties I would most definitely suggest the following.

    Relearn what you already know !!

    By this I mean - Throw away your Xwindow, throw away your Gnome, throw away your KDE and learn to run *nix from the command line only. Not one of the sites we administer has a GUI, and I have to say that I struggle ... lol At the end of the day the thing that matters is not the desktop, but how we are able to manipulate the system itself.
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    i'm in a UNIX/Linux adminstration class for the A.S. program that I am working on. The class is taught be a UNIX consultant and he has doing most of our work from the commandline for exactly the reason you mentioned.
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    XWindows? Oh... you mean run level 5. :P

    3 is all you need!
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    I only had 2 GUI question on my exam, so i'm glad I focused on the cli.
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    great observation....I had to brush up on my command line stuff, when I started messing around with the servers at hackerslab.org.....fun stuff
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    command line is great. easy to manipulate a server and most of the time quicker than searching for a gui's checkbox
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    Another good idea is to document everything you do, also it not a bad idea to backup your /etc directory either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussS
    Now I am actually working in the industry with Linux administration being a fair part of my duties I would most definitely suggest the following.

    Relearn what you already know !!

    By this I mean - Throw away your Xwindow, throw away your Gnome, throw away your KDE and learn to run *nix from the command line only. Not one of the sites we administer has a GUI, and I have to say that I struggle ... lol At the end of the day the thing that matters is not the desktop, but how we are able to manipulate the system itself.
    I take it your machines are mostly servers, and I guess it makes
    since to not have a GUI resource hog running on the machine. I think most home users need the desktop experience before they consider linux useful. IE they will need the GUI but must eventually learn to configure everything from the console. I tend to view X as a glorfied super shell rather than being a critical part of the OS.
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