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.