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Old 08-29-2002, 10:15 AM   #1
Stephanie
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Pretty neat thing I did at work...


At my work, we all run Win2K. I dont much like Win2K, so I repartitioned the drive myself and installed Linux on it. But then I couldnt print, and they ended up griping at me because their inventory software wasnt running and licensing. So...

I deleted Win2K from the computer entirely, and installed Linux on it fully. I then installed VMware, and put Win2K on that. Then I configured Samba, and walla!

I have their silly NT 5 installed with their desired programs, running virtually and still get to run Linux for everything else. I even have my printers, and can share Linux file system items within my virtual machine and network.

They are not too happy that I did what I did, but their original excuses dont work this time, so they have yet to take my PC and reconfigure it.

Just thought this was something neat I would share.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 11:40 AM   #2
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What the hell do you do where you can just take a PC and reformat and tell the tech dudes to go talk to their daddy Bill about it?

That's pretty sweet though I must say, I wish I could do the same, but I think the Military would have me shot

Good work, did you do this all in one day?

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Old 08-29-2002, 11:49 AM   #3
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I sure did. in fact, i did it all in about 4-5 hours.

Yeah, the military would have shot you.. but then realized what you did was a good thing, so then would have hired 10 people to figure out what you did so they could duplicate it.

Gotta love government.... it is just SO efficient.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 11:58 AM   #4
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So where you work is a mistery eh? Don't want to tell anyone so they don't come take your job and get to play with Linux instead of crappy w2k?

Oh yeah, they are structured for efficiency, let me tell you.

Heck, the mere fact that I accomplish so much in the pharmacy in 12 hours a night is in and of itself a prime example of the efficiency of the Military
 
Old 08-29-2002, 08:59 PM   #5
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I can feel for MasterC; way back when I put PuTTY on my desktop 98 box at work instead of the "licensed" copy of SecureCRT; hey, I just wanted ANSI colors!, and I nearly got fired over it... no kidding.

Just recently though the University Computing kids, OIT, sort of joint invaded the library, we brought in 100+ machines, some rediculous toys, P4 2.4Ghz Zeons, some dualie Mac 1Ghz boxes, a lot of those silly looking lucite lamps... iMacs I think they're called and the OIT jokers started noticing the *Nix timeline (thanks MasterC!)and the penguins in my cubicle. Yes, I am a Cube warrior. One day I think I'm just going to mount a power drill behind a breakaway plexi panel with "Break in case of Sanity" written accross it.
So one of them asked, "why are you running Win 2k there?", pointing at the desktop box.
"That's actually 98, and have ever had your fingernails pulled off?"
"Uh, no."
"That's what they'd do to me if I installed over their crappy OS."
"That bad huh?"
"Yeah..."

So maybe I can parlay some pitty into getting off of the library network and onto OIT's... it would only take 40 feet of cable through the drop tile... hmmm....

Yeah, sure

Cheers,

Finegan

Last edited by finegan; 08-29-2002 at 09:03 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2002, 03:03 AM   #6
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Hey thanks finegan, but I found the "timeline" in a post from Jeremy way back. I was just going back and reading them one day, and found it. I recently updated the link because I guess they moved servers, but other than that, Jeremy is the starter of that info, wish I could take credit for finding though, that'd be cool

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