[oclug] OT: Camelot Content
kevinmcl at magma.ca
Mon Mar 18 17:19:35 EST 2002
Well then they'd expect me to actually know something... :-)
It's just like my company, with the card-access doors,
and you make an appointment to see anyone you're supposed
to see. It's not a "knock twice and walk in" kind of place
--- even if you're carrying free donuts or pizza....
My company had the building (just 4 floors) built for us,
and we occupied most of it... until the market crash and
a big layoff. So, we compressed onto two floors and rented
out the other floors. Camelot took one, just this year.
We, and they, can't even get off the elevators on each others'
floors. Card access there, too. The only people who seem
to see each other from the two companies are the smokers
who gather by the side door to shiver and stink together. :-)
Anyway, our IT department is SERIOUSLY looking at moving
us to Linux on everybody's desktops (and I'm one of the
guinea-pigs). But we've only got one Linux guru in the office
now, and he already has a day job. So, two IT people (and
yours truly) are trying to learn enough to declare Linux
viable as a Windoze corporate desktop replacement, while
still fully supporting all the Windoze users (including
me, I have to boot back and forth half a dozen times a
day to get my work done) until it looks feasible.
They've been playing with Red Hat and with Ximian GNOME,
while I've been stubbornly sticking to SuSE (with Ximian),
though I may soon switch over with the herd. It doesn't
help my SuSE-ness that my company also sells product
that's only released for RH Linux (plus several non-Linux
operating systems). Damn this peer pressure. <g>
On Sat, 2002-03-09 at 22:07, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> On 09 Mar 2002 21:23:00 -0500
> Kevin McLauchlan <kevinmcl at magma.ca> wrote:
> > G'day. Does anybody on the list work for Camelot Content Technologies?
> > If so, I work just downstairs from you. So, um... hi.
> > If not... why are you still reading this? :-)
> Of course, you never thought of going and knocking on their door?
> "Hello, I'm a Linux user. Any others here? and if not, whey aren't you?"
> Introductions and evengelization at the same time.
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