OT: Re: WinXP administration guide for unix guru

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Sun Aug 21 04:23:39 GMT 2005

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 07:09:52 +0300
Ovidiu Ene <ovidiue at unixware.ro> wrote:

> is this a joke?
> Kent Hauser wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've been a Unix sysadmin  (SunOS 3.x, 4.x, Solaris, FreeBSD) for 15
> >years, but am now being forced to learn how to run a collection of
> >XP boxes.
> >
> >Can anyone recommend a book which explains this confusing beast? I'm
> >talking about a book which explains where things are put (equiv of /
> >var/mail, /etc/passwd, /etc/rc.conf), where application data is
> >stored, how printers, disks, etc are shared, how to book in "fixit
> >disk" mode, how to backup/restore, how to configure swap space. And
> >also questions like why XP is "professional", etc.
> >
> >I know it's a bit off topic, but I'm having a hard time figuring the
> >system to what's what in XP.
> >
> >Thanks, Kent

There are lots of WinXP administration books in the bookstores.
Although there are several books for Windows users moving to Unix,
I've not seen one for the other direction.

There is an O'Reilly book called "Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks".  It
may not help; but at least it has a cool title.  ;-)

Good luck,

Andrew Gould

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