New to the list :)

Lobb, Janos janos.lobb at yale.edu
Tue Apr 17 10:25:17 CDT 2012


On Apr 17, 2012, at 5:55 AM, Itstooloud wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> 
> Firstly thanks for letting me join the list, I am an open university student doing a degree in ICT and just finishing my first module, I will be starting a beginners course on Linux in a couple of weeks and after that I commence a Microsoft Certified Engineers course.
> 
> I would like to buy a server for this purpose of studying but I am unsure what to go for, I have very little money so am looking at the PowerEdge T110 II and I was warned by Dell support to not buy it for use with Linux, is this true?
> 
> I would like to partition the drive of the server and run multiple operating systems to run on different days to learn and complete my studies, Im not sure if the t110 II will be ok for m or not!
> 
> Please can any one you offer some advise, Im afraid Im a complete noob so any technical stuff might lose me a little, Ive worked with computers for many years as a web designer, so I do have some understanding, but to this date little understanding of the complexity of servers.
> 
> Thanks for any advice.
> 
> Hopefully the T110 II is going to be good for me, and I may be part of this list for a while to come :)
> 
> See you
> 
> Tobes

I run all my Linux - Centos, Rocks, Ubuntu -, and windoz test environments on my Mac using VmWare Fusion.  Works great.  Of course, if you want to study a specific server hardware/software feature, then you need access to one such beast in the real world.



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