Hi everyone. My name is Thomas, I'm 34 years old and I live in Paris.
Nothing related but I loved my professional travels in Milano Italia for extra-professional reasons, hehe. So it's real fun to see that the perfect project to my needs came to me from Italia too. Makes me remember great memories.
I work at home where my stations are various desktop Linux distributions: mainly Netrunner, a kind of Kubuntu made by the official KDE desktop developers, and openSUSE, the other distros or multiboot configs are just for the fun of testing.
I'm a good technician as I master a few things but of course I still have lot more things to learn, among them Linux. I'm not a Linux specialist, my approach has always been desktop-centered so I know the minimal required commands and tips but I'm more a power-user than an admin.
I'm a self-made tech even if it's my profession now, and I know also more things about hardware and systems than about network, at least I know practical things but sometimes I can feel my lack of theorical knowledge. So I search, that's the way I learn. Learning with books would be faster indeed, but I don't like it so much, I like reading stories books but computing lessons are often boring. But I can browse thousands of Firefox tabs before finding my answers, crazy no? lol
Sorry for bothering with this details but I think it makes understand what I can do (and NOT do) for this community, and how my weird brain works. By the way I've also learnt english alone so can't give any guarantee about the readability of my writing, but if you understand me it means that it's good enough
I'm in charge of an OCS Inventory project for my company. In fact I'm not an employee anymore but I've promised to achieve this task because I'm the one who started it, and who had so much difficulties to fight the unanimity about a Windows Server solution. So I want to go through this project until the [no you won't take my baby before it's born!]
I'm currently using Nethserver and OCS in a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 12 for Linux, configuring the strict minimum to make the OCS portal usable by the future admins. When finished I will convert it the VM to ESX format and will bring the VM files to the office. Then they will install it to one of their ESX servers and will configure the rest by themselves.
Of course my other mission is to deliver it with a step-by-step tutorial. So in brief I'm managing the Nethserver config and OCS installation but not the OCS config. This tasks should be brief but I'm doing it among other things so I take my time, there's no hurry. That's why it takes so long, hehe.
Anyway I'm thinking about using Nethserver again to host some of my existing websites. Maybe a OwnCloud or something of the same kind. I like your interface and above all the state-of-mind around your project. It's common for new fresh projects, the hardest is to keep this state-of-mind with the years, that's why I should contribute more myself to the NethServer project instead of speaking.
Oh... and I have also the project to go living at least for some years in Togo or Tunisia, not yet sure but in Africa. Being more comfortable and competent with Linux is my goal before going there, so I'll be able to purpose and promote free and open-source enterprise solutions in Africa at my little scale. For this I have to learn how to better manage domains, samba, printers, automize things, backup, etc. and NethServer is fantastic for me to put a first foot in CentOS server. I'm a Microsoft Server certified tech but now I've found the real way of the Samurai Tux
By the way, this was just perfect... "Last night a tuto saved my life" tubududu-ti-tu
Thanks for your warm welcome Alessio!