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Got Skills? Bridge 'em to Linux - Part 9

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By Novell Connection Magazine

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Posted: 29 Sep 2006

Got Skills? Bridge 'em to Linux - Part 9
by Kendra Dalin
Novell Connection Magazine

Here's an excerpt:

If you’re as comfortable with NetWare services as you are in your favorite old jeans, we’ve got good news: the NetWare services you’ve grown to know and love are also available on Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux. The arguably better news is that getting and keeping Open Enterprise Server for Linux up and running is easier than you might think—and this series intends to prove it to you.

This is the last article in a nine-part series designed to help bridge your existing NetWare skill base to Open Enterprise Server for Linux. Like Novell's free training program upon which it was based, this series worked to demystify the process of deploying and managing Open Enterprise Server for Linux. (See For information about and links to previous articles in this series, see Blasts from the Past Eight.)

If you've read the series, you now have a basic understanding of the notable similarities and few differences between managing Open Enterprise Server for Linux and managing NetWare. So now what? What are the next steps you should take along the Linux learning path? This article offers pointers about what you can do and to what or whom you can turn to increase your improved but still nascent understanding of Linux.

Blasts from the Past Eight

What information did we cover in the first eight articles in this series? Read the synopses and click the links:

Articles 1 – 3: These articles provide primarily background information, including a summary of Linux history, a discussion of Linux fundamentals, and an introduction to Novell Open Enterprise Server.

Articles 4 and 5: These two articles move beyond the foundation established by articles 1 through 3 and take the first big steps toward achieving the series' goal. Bridging the gap between your NetWare know-how and Linux naivete, Part 4 walks through commonly used NetWare tasks to highlight their functional equivalents on Open Enterprise Server for Linux. Further illustrating that NetWare knowledge serves you well in a Novell Linux environment, Part 5 discusses two familiar server management tools for Open Enterprise Server for Linux: Novell Remote Manager for Linux and Novell iManager 2.5.

Articles 6 and 7: These two articles work in tandem to increase your understanding of the Linux file system. Part 6 introduces Linux file system choices, structure and commands. Part 7 hones in on aspects of the file system that might confuse or prove particularly interesting to you and anyone else with a history of NetWare administration. Discussion points in part 7 include Linux disk partitions, Novell Storage Services and file-system access control.

Articles 8: This article discusses some of the tools and command-line utilities you use to monitor the Linux operating system.

Read the complete Part 9 article here

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