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General Question regarding Linux v Windows2K

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Registered: 09/08/03
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Hello - I am currently running a geeklog site under a shared Windows2K server, and due to the direction of our site, we are moving to a dedicated server. Currently I am only familar with Win2K, but I have run into different problems not using a Linux host as I cannot run plugins such as Gallery which would definately add to the site.

My questions being:

1) Is it very hard to learn how to set up, maintain, and administer a Unix/Linux host? I am quite familar w/ DOS, and I know the commands are completely different but I am used to command line consoles.

2) What should I look for when finding a dedicated host? What programs/components pre-installed? Are there other programs I should download to make it easier to maintain?

I know there are a lot of questions I am asking, but thanks in advance for your help! Geeklog has really helped get our site from being just a concept to a reality. Thanks!

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It is comparatively easy to maintain a Linux box, plus it's cheap and you don't have as many security issues to worry about as Windows.

You will find a wealth of information and a very caring community here.

Happy New Year!


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