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Posted by simonw on Tue 26 Oct 2010 at 18:16
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If I ever see another Microsoft Windows server it will be too soon. Someone out there must have a job that doesn't involve ANY Microsoft Windows anywhere for me.


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Re: Windows
Posted by daemon (146.231.xx.xx) on Tue 26 Oct 2010 at 21:11
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If you find one, please let me know?

Every time I have to use 2008 Server (both "R1" and R2), I discover something else I really (really, really) dislike. And it seems that R2 is worse for this than the original. How do they manage it?


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Re: Windows
Posted by Anonymous (108.57.xx.xx) on Wed 27 Oct 2010 at 01:59
What is it, that is so bad about Win servers?
What is the missing (assumed) info that no one is actually saying?
Or it it simply because that they are not Linux servers?
No, I myself only use Debian, and play with other Linux'es from time to time.
But just making super general statements ... are you trying to see if anyone actually reads this site anymore?
I stop here a lot and sort of agree with Steve about the stagnation.
I do think this site is a great resource though!
So go ahead and explain about Win server badness, if even to a purer Debian user like me.
Thanks in advance, I'll stop now.

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Re: Windows
Posted by Anonymous (84.45.xx.xx) on Wed 27 Oct 2010 at 04:11
In this instance trying to make a minor config change resulted in it corrupting its ADS database (and other databases used in starting services), and renaming its boot device from C: to F:, none of which bears any relationship to what was being changed. The upshot being one couldn't login at all, and one needed to use another Microsoft Windows box to edit the registry remotely to rename the drive (which it later renamed again to E:). I assume from the extensive documentation at Microsoft's website giving several different methods of resolving each of the various issues I saw, that I'm not the first to walk the various parts of this route. Four hours of my life wasted just persuading it to get back to a state that is close to where it was when I started.

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Re: Windows
Posted by mcortese (20.142.xx.xx) on Fri 29 Oct 2010 at 08:28
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This article Will Linux ever be mainstream was written by a CS professor in 2009. It gives good reasons why Windows is perceived as better at desktops and Linux at servers. I found it worth reading.

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