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Re: [SLE] Damnit - We're There! My $.02 [crosspost mdk-suse]
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 10:19:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <42F723B2.7030502@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
L. Mark Stone wrote:
On Sunday, August 7, 2005 02:19 am, david rankin wrote:

Unfortunately, we still require crippleware to run QuickBooks


True, but running VMware Workstation works for me. You still need to pay for a Windows license, but Linux and Windows can share files and printers on the same physical host (via Samba); there's no fussing with Wine incompatibilities, and for those web sites that still require IE, it certainly makes things easier.


Easier and dangerous. The most productive way I've found is to hassle must use sites such as banks as they can ask their IT staffs the hard and embarrasing questions you put to them and get other browsers supported. Try getting someone to boot knoppix on a Windows PC and see the fears of nasties infecting their machine rise to fever pitch. At work, going back a few years, when the worms hit and nearly brought operations to a halt, I found Lotus Notes queueing up lots of stuff, using me as a mail relay, but under Linux I was able to step in and kill them, under Windows, the other guys just had to grin and bear until the latest latest of a long line of fixes got installed, you opened an email and it would take ages to appear as it gave priority to the relay traffic, only open emails from known people they advised, like the ones relayed to you from an infected colleague's email address and spin on that one.
Regards
Sid.
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Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Keen licensed Private Pilot
Retired IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support Specialist
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks

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