Last week i set up a windows server at home for file sharing, VPN and plex media server. It's been doing great, without any real issues, aside for one thing.
I keep having this craving for linux whenever i'm doing something on it. Everything works as it should, is easy to configure (probably easier than linux) and its not *that* much of a resource hog over my usual arch linux install. I just cant seem to acclimate to not having SSH, and the linuxy commands. It also seems like the community support for linux is better.
so i was wondering if the community could help me here: should i give it more time, or should i go back to linux?
(licenses arent an issue, my school offers each student 9 windows server keys)
I'm always more comfortable with the familiar, but if you don't sometime experiment with something else you won't learn and having a purpose for that something else means you have to. If you go back to your Linux server will you reason to learn about windows server?
I would give it more time, even if its just a set period to build a bit of knowledge before reverting. If you have other linux systems etc you need to SSH into from the Windows server, you can use terminal software like Putty. http://support.suso.com/supki/SSH_Tutorial_for_Windows
In my line of work I often see Windows server deployments in environments where most of the Sysadmins use Linux on their personal desktops/laptops and there is also a lot of UNIX servers deployed. This is because there is some good (and not so good) software that requires windows servers - e.g. SQL Server, business intelligence, IIS and exchange systems. If you want a career in IT the more OS's you understand the better IMO.