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Common Linux Admin Mistakes -- And How To Avoid Them

If you're new to Linux, what is the best way to avoid having to learn from your own mistakes? Learning from others' mistakes, of course.

If you're new to Linux, what is the best way to avoid having to learn from your own mistakes? Learning from others' mistakes, of course.This week, TechRepublic has posted an outstanding how-to article, "10 Mistakes New Linux Administrators Make," that covers exactly this topic: "If youre new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy." Some of these tips are obvious; consider, for example, common errors such as neglecting to perform regular software updates or choosing a weak root password. Others, however, are less readily apparent to new Linux admins, yet they are just as likely to cause serious problems at some point.

Here at bMighty, we are currently in the process of preparing a series of how-to articles designed to help you make the leap from Windows to Linux, both on the desktop and for server applications. It's almost inevitable that even an experienced IT admin will make a few missteps during this process -- but that doesn't mean you have to make the same missteps that others have made so many times before.

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