[oclug] OT: Camelot Content
b stephen harding
dk983 at ncf.ca
Mon Mar 18 20:20:48 EST 2002
On March 18, 2002 05:19 pm, you wrote:
> 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>
You don't have to boot back and forth. Use VMware, I'm in a windows shop and
my box runs SuSE Linux 7.3 Pro. I have to have access to two windows
programs to do my job. VMware is a virtual machine and you can install most
operation systems in it. Drop by the store anytime and I'll show you. Once
you have VMware you will never dual boot again. There is one catch, you will
need a 256 to 512MB of ram and a minium of 600Hz box to run it on.
I'm the Manager of Computer Books for Less. You can find me at 105 O'Connor
Street. Come by anytime you will seem that can use Linux all the time. :-)
b stephen harding
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