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Want to switch Linux.

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:34 pm
by gardenair
I need help from Linux users. I am using windows server 2008 in my organization for Active Directory/ DNS / File server and for internet i am using windows server 2003 with ISA Server 2006.
The problem is expensive license of windows servers I want switch into Linux due this issues.Please guide me for for above mention things does Linux support User authentication, File server,DNS ? For internet I want to use Squid .Which distribution should I use?

Well for a windows system administrator what u suggest that from were I may start I may able to make my own DNS and Squid server?

Should be sooo much thankful for the guidanc.

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:06 am
by Kamran.Ahmed
with Linux you can do anything you can use Fedora Core 8 Ubuntu Server and Redhat with full confidence i prefer Ubuntu Server.

moreover DNS Squid and LDAP Are child play for Linux

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:34 pm
by gardenair
thanks for the suggestions.Well for a new user let me recommend a good site to start learning Linux .In my opinion 1st I shall learn the "abc" of LINUX commands which are also used in UNIX like VI editor etc etc.
In Pakistan is there any Govt Institute which offer Linux training? Lahore or Islamabad? Though I have a very little knowledge of Linux but i know it is batter to learn any thing from scratch.
Well I have worked on windows servers but now want to say it bye. Any more suggestion please must guide me.
thanks in advance.

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:13 am
by Kamran.Ahmed
I am Karachi based so that i am unable to help you as i know there is no govt institute is there to providing support and i am sorry to say that our govt is not perform such tasks. haahaa

anyway you can start your linux world with bunch of online guides and i prefer first you must read one of my brother Kamran Azeem's book you can download it from it will very helpful to you