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trey85stang 02-12-2004 01:59 PM

Work with linux at work?? questions.
 
Im just curious how many of you guys work at companies that use linux? I've been in IT for 5 years now.. and I started useing linux 6 months ago.. and I want to start trying to get into a postiion that involves work with linux. Not easy to find where I am at... I have one lead but its a matter of getting in the door right now.... SO im curious on the below questions??


Any of you corprate people out there use linux?
does your company use linux?
Does it plan to use linux??
Do you have any say in if it will get to use linux?
Has your company switched from windows to linux?


thanks
trey

jtshaw 02-12-2004 03:26 PM

To answer your questions in order:

Yes, yes, yes, yes, no.

We are an embedded hardware company that has been using linux for years. I won't say we switched from windows to linux, because some of the guys still use Windows on the desktop (though many of us don't) and we never used Windows on any of our devices. Before we used linux we either didn't use an OS at all or we used a proprietary embedded OS.

We use linux because it just makes sense for what we do. The tools out there are great, they are free, and they are easy to develop with/for. The imbedded windows tools just plain suck if you aren't buidling something like a pocketpc.

trey85stang 02-17-2004 07:55 PM

thanks for the post... anyone else out there use linux at work??? support it?? etc??

tenpennys 12-13-2011 05:52 PM

We use it!
 
Yes Sir, we use Ubuntu Linux at my store. We use it for our POS our server and multiple workstations and laptops. Its stable has all the software needed and we are very happy with it. We are a computer store and I am installing it for customers as well.

aizkorri 12-16-2011 09:53 AM

I've been programming for six years now,
I started using Ubuntu at work like a year and a half ago, and I only use windows with VMWare player, only if I need to check something
for our customers, the f*cking outlook or explorer, etc...

Ubuntu is fast and really good, we have the tools we need to program, and if It is possible I will not return to windows.

Any of you corprate people out there use linux? Yes
does your company use linux? Yes
Does it plan to use linux?? Yes
Do you have any say in if it will get to use linux? Yes
Has your company switched from windows to linux? Not all of us yet but eventually it will happen

Alexvader 12-16-2011 10:17 AM

Hi

In my company we use :

1.) Windows in the pcs, for outlook, and Explorer and presentations with powerpoint and stuff with Excell.
2.) Linux in the cluster of the CFD R&D group, accessible through Thinlinc to the Desktops and Laptops
4.) Oracle Solaris in the cluster of the Structures R&D group, accessible in the Engines Laboratory, and R&D folks computers.

FredGSanford 12-18-2011 11:23 AM

We have no Linux boxes at my current job, but we do use IBM's AIX for some midrange servers. When I worked at a hospital, the IT dept. did have a couple of Fedora boxes setup for test purposes, this was a few years ago.

johnsfine 12-18-2011 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trey85stang (Post 756106)
Any of you corprate people out there use linux?
does your company use linux?
Does it plan to use linux??
Do you have any say in if it will get to use linux?
Has your company switched from windows to linux?

Yes, Yes, Yes, No, No.

We develop and sell software, most of which runs on both Windows and Linux.

Almost all employees have Windows desktop or laptop computers plus remote access to a number of rack mounted systems, the majority of which run Linux. Using a shared remote Linux system is easy. Using a remote Windows system is harder and using a shared Windows system even harder.

We have many of infrastructure servers (file, web, ftp, source code control, dhcp, domain, etc., etc.). Those gradually shifted from mostly Windows a few years ago to mostly Linux and continue to shift in that direction, but with no organized push. But most of the server class rack mount systems are for compile and test of our own products. Those need to keep a Windows heavy mix, because the workload defines it own Windows/Linux mix and then Windows systems are less efficiently utilized, so more are needed.

A few employees choose to use Linux desktop systems, which means they get less interference from IT regarding their desktop systems than most of us and get virtually zero support from IT for their desktop systems. I wish I had the time and Linux expertise to switch to that mode (specifically to get less IT interference in my use of my desktop computer), but it really doesn't fit my use of desktop computers well enough.


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