I’m so happy I took the challenge of learning the basics of server administration years ago.

Being able to control your presence online is the future. Yeah it’s a bit more work, but nothing beats being able to build/host your own services.

@Are0h since that kinda came up at work/uni a while ago and the computing centre couldn’t help: do you know of any good starting point for a desktop linux versed person to get a grip of server admin?

@gekitsu @Are0h DigitalOcean's tutorials are pretty good, although a bit specific to their platform.


Servers for Hackers is also great.

I will say this: if you're comfortable with command line package installation, it's pretty much the same process whether on a laptop or web host.

@Are0h @gekitsu (I use Mac OS X most of the time, but I also have a Lubuntu laptop that I sometimes use for dev work.)

@webinista @gekitsu I keep meaning to make a Linux partition on my machine to check out modern Linux environments. How do you like working in it?


@Are0h @webinista fwiw, i switched from windows when win10 took shape, and what tiffany tooted rings true to me as well. more choice of GUIs is great, but more seams = more sources for stuff to go a bit rough.
some industry standard programs aren’t available (adobe a big culprit indeed), but some programs start to really shine (everything terminal). the terminal differences must be way less severe for you than they were for me.
no AAA games, but indie stuff more present than expected.

@gekitsu @webinista Yeah l live in terminal, so that part is cool with me.

The biggest factor is software. Linux has come a really long way in the last few years so I’m optimistic about it becoming a viable option for me, but it’s not quite there yet.

It’s exciting watching the progress.

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