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A friend of mine asked me for a "servers 101" type resource where he could quickly learn the important, though basic, things a beginner trying to wrap their head around servers would need to know.

Topics like Server OS's, Shared vs Virtual vs Private, etc would all be useful.

I know enough to get by doing what I need to do with the knowledge, but I can't explain it to him well.

Just trying to see if anyone has possibly come across an article covering this.

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Wiki has good stuff. So does google

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Came across this: part one of a [slightly more difficult than I was looking for, but] good primer. And part two.

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