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From alex dyas <>
Subject Re: IIS on Win2000
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2002 08:46:23 GMT
One of the big differences between a UNIX environment and Windows is the 
steep learning curve.  UNIX tends to favour flexibility and power over 
the ease of use Windows has come to be known for.  Show a novice a UNIX 
machine and tell them to get a web site up and running, and most of the 
time it will take them longer than a novice doing the same thing in a 
Windows environment.  However, I can guarentee that the person doing it 
using UNIX will have learnt a hell of a lot more at the end of the 
experience than the person using Windows.

I'm not saying this approach suits everyone, I'm just pointing out 
something that you may want to bare in mind.  Using the quick and easy 
route does not always make sense in the long run.


> Having worked for years designing websites for various companies I landed a
> job at an IT company where theyre using all PC based solutions (IIS,
> WinRoute Pro etc), trouble is theyre all trial, shareware or 'dodgy'
> versions and the bosses at the company are a bit worried about being
> audited. Result is they need to spend £1000's on various liscences, so I
> thought 'Why not use Linux, Apache and all to create a cost effective and
> secure solution?'. Trouble is I (and the others) have no experience with
> Linux and I'm finding setting up Apache to be rather hard work, and judging
> by the amount of other mail on this mailing list I'm not the only one. So,
> would it possibly be an idea to add some kind of a configuration program? Or
> maybe even a frontend (to ease transition from Windows for the rest of us)??
> I would be only too glad to aid in such a venture, although I must confess
> that I have no programming abilities whatsoever, but I can always beta test.

-= alex dyas - webmaster - twowaytv - uk =-

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