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A Windows Admin at a DevOps Conference

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You might have read the recent article about how the Java developer at last weekend's DevOps Days thought he was going to be the odd man out.  Turns out he was wrong.  But this other guy, who just started a blog called FattyTipper, was kind of on the outside of a mainly unix/linux sysadmin audience.  He gave a Windows Server admin's perspective of the conference, and what he found was that a lot of the attendees were very smart and up to date on the latest technologies.

So why was I so far behind these guys? My theory is that Windows doesn’t quite give you the level of exposure to the technology stack that you would get if you had to build a unix/linux server. I’ve been softened by the pretty GUIs and ease of use. This was the reason I started off in Windows in the first place, so I’ve only got myself to blame for this. So I still have a way to go, before I can with greater confidence call myself a sysadmin.  -- FattyTipper

However, the author still pointed out that the attendees were very helpful and friendly toward him.

Source: http://fattytipper.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/a-windows-guy-in-a-devops-world/

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