OT: unix to Windows technology

Xah Lee xahlee at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 18:19:23 CEST 2009

Dear unixers & lispers,

i've been using Mac for the past 19 years, and been a professional sys
admin or web app developers on the unix platform, since 1998 (maily
Solaris, Apache, Perl, Java, SQL, PHP). In june, i bought a PC (not
for the first time though), and made a switch to Windows, for the
first time, in the sense as a developer instead of just a casual PC
user i've been.

In the past month, i've spend about 5 hours a day digging into MS
Windows tech, in particluar, read over 200 Wikipedia articles in
detail related to Windows technology. (192 of them linked)

Here's a write up of the whole story, my experiences, including some
tech introduction to MS Windows from a sys admin or programer point of

• Switching from Mac/Unix To PC/Windows

Some slightly noteworthy subsections are:

• Removing HP/Compaq Software

• Installing Cygwin Tutorial

• Mac and Windows File Conversion

• Unix And Windows File Permission Systems

• Introduction to Windows Scripting

Some articles (not shown above) are still work in progress, such as
VBScript tutorial and PowerShell tutorial. Hoping to complete in the
coming months or years.

comment & feedback welcome, esp if you are a Windows expert and answer
some of my unanswered questions on the page.

∑ http://xahlee.org/

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