Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Success with GroupWise 7 for Linux

Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Tay Kratzer

Digg This - Slashdot This

Posted: 19 Sep 2006

This is an e-book that is unique amongst most Linux titles in that is assumes the following, which fits about 98% of the current GroupWise Administration skillset:

  1. You know NetWare and/or Windows
  2. You don't know Linux or Unix

A person who knows GroupWise, NetWare and Windows will feel very comfortable reading this book, as it is written assuming that the customer knows nothing about Linux, but they want to take their existing knowledge of NetWare and Windows and apply it to Linux.

What makes this book unique from any other title is that it is written by people who took that leap to Linux (a couple of years ago). It was written with the realization of the authors that sometimes it's the little things that get you tripped up in Linux. For example:

  • If you've got a file called *.tar or *.tar.gz, what do you do with that?
  • How do you get remote connectivity to a Linux server?
  • When installing my Linux server, how do I partition up the drive?
  • How can I simply view the contents of a file?

When I set out to learn Linux, I found that almost all of the books assume I'm coming from a Unix environment, or they assumed that I was a rocket scientist! No book that I ever found spoke to me from my angle as a NetWare specialist. This book assumes you know NetWare and Windows, but not Linux.

The first chapter of this book (which is free for customers to have) is applicable not only to GroupWise Administrators, but to other customers who are new to Linux, and want a gentle introduction to Linux.

A valuable appendix, Appendix A, which talks about various connectivity methods to or from a Linux server is also included in the sample PDF of the book.

This book is available at:

Novell Cool Solutions (corporate web communities) are produced by WebWise Solutions.

© Copyright Micro Focus or one of its affiliates