I'm considering migrating my Windows virtual web server to EC2, but am struggling a bit with the implementation details.
As a part of the migration, I'm considering making the switch over to a Linux-based server (much cheaper)... only problem is, I've been completely indoctrinated into the Windows environment up to this point, and really would be starting from scratch with zero Linux IT experience. Thus far, what sparse material on the subject I've been able to pull up has looked pretty daunting.
What I'm actually asking for here is some general advice:
- Where might I find a good kickstart guide/resources for Linux administration and/or what services should I focus on learning? None of the 'basic tutorials' I read were very helpful: they assumed I knew a lot more about Linux than I actually do.
- Is there a 'remote desktop' client that's available that might ease the learning curve a bit, and help me manage a newly spun up EC2 instance with a little GUI? [VNC looked promising, but it sounds like I have to set the server up on the instance first?]
- Finally, (in your opinion) is it worth trying to learn Linux concurrently with my very first EC2 setup? Or am I biting off more than I can chew?