Macintosh SysAdmin Opening - Buffalo, NY

Bill Vermillion bv at
Sat Jul 23 15:51:26 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 22:16 , while impersonating an expert on 
the internet, Mike Smith sent this to stdout:

> On Jul 22, 2005, at 12:11 PM, lbland wrote:

> >True, mac os x is based on FreeBSD, but essentially just because of  
> >the license (it is really free!). Beyond the plain unix stuff is  
> >mach-kernel and admin tools not related to (or only remotely  
> >related to) FreeBSD.

> Not at all.

> Whilst discussion is really off-topic for this list, I can say with  
> considerable authority that experience with FreeBSD system  
> administration (which, let's face it, is often largely applications  
> administration) is a great start as a MacOS X admin.

And we had a client running OS/X Xservers in our colo racks.  He
may have been an Apple user for a long time [ and we worked with
him when he had G4s in hotels as public mail/internet kiosks,
I often go in and make things work at the CLI level where the Apple
tools weren't as flexible as they should/could have been.

> Furthermore, this list is frequented by a large number of
> clueful folks, many of whom don't typecast themselves as "just"
> FreeBSD admins.

>From my POV a Unix [or Unix based] systems is much like another
with just minor details that differ.  The only ones that differ
more than others are the interminable number of Linux variants.

> In these times, I'd say that someone actually looking for a job
> would be happy to see these postings. 8)


Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

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