Linux For Dummies

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. See, it is possible
    <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/18/zentyal_review/> to make Linux act
    just as dumb as Windows:

    Installation thus takes several phases – base system, then reboot, then
    the modules. Then you must go through the typical cycle of run an
    update, reboot, then check for further updates and possibly install them
    and reboot again. It's all straightforward enough, though, and the
    update-reboot-update-again cycle applies to SME Server, CentOS and
    pretty much all modern OSs.

    Except it doesn’t.

    Despite repeated attempts, in testing, we couldn't get the network-
    gateway functionality running. It's nowhere near as automated as the
    other two – you have to use the dashboard to install DHCP and DNS
    servers, but the former would not start for us. Reinstalling as a
    standalone server worked fine, though ...

    Reinstall to fix a configuration problem? How like Windows.

    I wouldn’t touch this with a bargepole, but no doubt it would appeal to
    those coming from a certain background...
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 19, 2010
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