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Old 07-09-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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Can I kick windows out the door?


I am looking to completely merge over to Redhat 9/Linux.

I need to make sure though that all the task my windows machine preforms my linux one will. Here are some tasks in questoin.

1. Veritas Backup Exec - is used to back up my servers here at work

2. Norton Ghost - I use ghost to reload machines here at work and load new machines sold to clients. (this one i may just have to build a ghost server)

3. VNC Viewer- Used to admin various machines on the network from my desktop.

4. PCanywhere - Used to admin machine in other company buildings.

5. I am sure I will think of more later but here is a start.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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Have you visited IBM yet?? - They have a comprehensible list of equivalent programs when it comes to migration from windows to linux
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:52 PM   #3
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1. I use HP OmniBack (has also got a Linux agent) at work. See the Veritas site for their support on Linux : http://www.veritas.com/linux/products.jhtml

2. For a free Norton Ghost clone, take a look at : http://www.partimage.org
You can use newer versions of Ghost to make images of ext2/ext3 partitions.

3. A VNC server / viewer is available out of the box in Red Hat Linux 9.

I don't think PC Anywhere is available for Linux yet.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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There are equivalents to any application in linux, you are free to imigrate to linux. Here's a site that would answer most of your questions:

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:04 PM   #5
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Use SSH telnet for PCanywhere. You can use NFS or secure FTP to access your files remotely.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 08:55 AM   #6
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Electro-

I wish it was that easy but I need a GUI interface. I use it to show the people in the building how to do things. Also to set up mail on machines when we get new hires.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 08:56 AM   #7
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Everyone else. Thank you for your suggestoins, I will look into them all.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 01:05 PM   #8
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If you want to use a remote system administration tool, take a look at Webmin :

http://www.webmin.com/
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:53 PM   #9
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What about Rdesktop for an equivalent to pcanywhere. I read a great review in the April (I think) edition of Linux Journal. Worth checking into. KDE is supposed to have some native desktop sharing apps installed.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:55 PM   #10
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I use rdesktop to connect to my Windows Terminal server.

I have not looked into it being a client / server solutoin like PCAnywhere.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 06:02 PM   #11
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Re: Can I kick windows out the door?

Quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Ty
I need to make sure though that all the task my windows machine preforms my linux one will.
Here's one other that may catch you out, it sure has me:

Printer driver support can lag behind the M$not world.
If you're using a laptop, other support can also lag. (eg WLAN cards)

Having said that, I have been Winblows-free for almost a year now, and have never been happier!

HTH
Steve
 
Old 07-11-2003, 09:07 AM   #12
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Printer works - I tested that lastnight.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 06:06 PM   #13
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you could prolly use all them programs with wine on linux (www.winehq.com)
 
  


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