OT: Re: WinXP administration guide for unix guru
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Sun Aug 21 08:17:13 GMT 2005
On 08/20/05 11:23 PM, Andrew L. Gould sat at the `puter and typed:
> 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. ;-)
Does it tell you why XP requires any user wishing to print to a
network printer must have administrator privileges?
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