KLF Setup

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Tue May 8 15:11:16 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-05 at 14:25 +0900, Arwyn Hainsworth wrote:
> On 08/05/07, Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:
> > Op vrijdag 04-05-2007 om 11:01 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Johnathan
> > Falk:
> > > One of the biggest things that linux users forget all the time is that
> > > Microsoft doesn't have a monopoly because of their pretty desktop because if
> > > desktop beauty was the deciding factor we would all use OS X.  The biggest
> > > thing is that one a windows server you can have Ldap + Kerberos + File
> > > Serving setup in under 10 minutes with no hassle. On windows its "Hey do you
> > > want to install Active Directory? Ok I can do that for you type your dns
> > > domain name and admin password POOF! I'm done."
> >
> > And then the result is that Windows-admins don't understand how it
> > actually works...?   ;-)
> >
> > But you're right that that is one of the things that makes Microsoft &
> > Apple popular.  It's also why Ubuntu is rather popular too, even if we
> > don't have as many one-click-wizards (or even zero-click-wizards) yet.
> >
> I think you just pointed out the crux of the matter. To be more
> precise I think what Ubuntu Server is lacking is decent configuration
> tools. A few programs provide web-interfaces for configuration, but
> most of the time you are forced to edit the configuration files by
> hand. Each configuration file has it's own format and is hidden in
> it's own secret location. While this is no problem to the advanced
> admin it can provide a rather high entrance barrier.

It wouldn't be so bad if there was just one concise piece of
documentation but alas, we have all manor of stuff out in the wide on
the net.  Much of it is not correct for Ubuntu or your particular
version of Ubuntu.

Tools we really need but also good docs for each release.

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