Help for a Wintel philistine

Help for a Wintel philistine

Post by Dave Wils » Tue, 12 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Dear all,

I'm trying to support a hybrid Windows NT/9X and Solaris environment.  My
experience, as noted in the subject line, is in the Wintel environment.  
(Please limit your flames, if possible)  What would be the best resource
for learning how to do equivalent tasks in the Solaris environment?  Does
anyone have a suggestion for the most effective training materials
(books, classes, CBT's) that would be of help?

For example, if I want to setup a PC with a connection to an ISP, it's a
very simple and straightforward process (for me) on a Wintel PC.  On the
other hand, trying to setup web browsing or POP on the Sparcs is
considerably different, and, IMHO, quite difficult.  I'm sure that it's
as much an issue of experience, but I have to start somewhere and any
guidance would be gratefully accepted.

Dave Wilson

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