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Old 05-08-2003, 06:39 PM   #1
neo77777
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Guys and girls I need advice


Hello everyone, here's my situation I have two machines at home running Slackware, one being 850 MHz 512Mb SDRAM and another is a junker 450MHz with 128 Mb of SDRAM, now - I was given new responsibilities at work that will require me to login into the companies networks from home, mostly using PCAnyware (according to the company's policy I cannot use anything besides PCAnyware, on top of it we use a secure client written solely for the company and it is a Win32 application), I am given a week to set my machines up, and I really don't want to dualboot nor I want Windows touch my hardrives, so the company went forward and supplied me with VMWare 3.2 and Windows XP Pro - problem that VMWare works with SysInit based off linux distors as host OS's, slackware is a BSD init style based off distro. My choices are ditch one machine in favor of Mandrake/RH/SuSE or get another machine. I cannot get another machine right now being on the strict budget, and I don't want to sucrifice Athlon 850MHz for this either - 450MHz is too powerless to handle a virtual OS. So dualboot with Mandy or not that the question. Please could you state your opinions and help me? And there won't be a day in my life I'd put Microsoft product as my OS on one of my machines, I am willing to put it as a virtual OS not as an actual OS.
Thank you
- Boris.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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Just create the missing directories in /etc/rc.d and install vmware, slackware is SysInit compatable and will call the scripts from rc.sysvinit.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:00 PM   #3
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Cool, thanks Aussie. I really appriciate it.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:06 PM   #4
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I'd remove all versions of Linux and all traces, then format the drives with the new and improved NTFS filesystem. Then install the rock solid Windows XP onto your systems and watch em fly. Nothing can touch a great running Windows XP system..

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:35 PM   #5
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Originally posted by MasterC
I'd remove all versions of Linux and all traces, then format the drives with the new and improved NTFS filesystem. Then install the rock solid Windows XP onto your systems and watch em fly. Nothing can touch a great running Windows XP system..

Cool
I don't know bro, but after watching this commercial http://www.redvsblue.com/appleswitch.shtml
I am more and more inclining to switch to Mac altogether, and watching this commercial I want to drive Honda every day http://www.daboyz.org/honda/
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:58 PM   #6
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You know the world has gone crazy when the best rapper is white, the best golfer is black and MasterC is endorsing winXP.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 11:38 AM   #7
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maybe we need a new <sarcasm> tag

I can relate with neo77777, I'm in the same boat. I have to do a lot of work from home. Before they upgraded their security measures I could just use x3270 to log on to the mainframe and work...but now they insist on PC-Anywhere and nothing else.

If ever a PC-Anywhere linux client pops up, I'll be in heaven. I've had no luck in getting it to run in Wine at all...although I've seen a few posters around the net that say they got it to work.

I'm tempted to sneak an install of tight-vnc or soemthing on my work machine because I'm tired of booting into win98 on my Athlon to work.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 12:36 PM   #8
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[vent]Oh my fawking g@#$&@* *#$&@!@_ Crap, crap, crap!!!!![/vent]
I am ready to kill whoever came up with different licensing scheme in VMWare for Win32 and *NIX platforms. Damn. OK, here what happened - after successfull install of VMWare3.2.1 on my Slackware setup - thank you Aussie once more for shedding the light on the issue - I got "Enter license key" dialog, so me monkey enters the key - and it says invalid. The thing is the copy of VMWare is purchased by our administrative stuff was with the license for Win32 platforms. VMWare has different license for *NIX platform, which in my opiniion is total rip off. Damn, now they have to figure out how to get a *NIX license. I know at work we have an RH box over the stock loan dept. with linux ersion of vmware installed, but the admins refuse to give me the software. OK end of rant - but I made my point clear I am not going to install Microsoft OS on my machines.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 12:42 PM   #9
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Oh man, that really sucks! Why won't they give you copy? Maybe in trade for the win32 version? If prices are the same, are you allowed (by VMWare) to do a no-cost swap for a nix license?

Lame as he!! if ya ask me...

Good Luck

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Old 05-09-2003, 12:48 PM   #10
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I don't know Chad, it isn't actually my copy, and I think I should take it a bit easier, and let whoever in my company responsible for software licensing yada-yada-crap to deal with it. Hrrrr. Well, we'll see what happens.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 03:35 PM   #11
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Install OpenBSD, linux binary emulation (which makes an app think RH6.2), vmware, and then XP... oh yeah! PURE EVIL!

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 05-09-2003, 05:42 PM   #12
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Ooh, sounds tempting, I'll tinker with Open/FreeBSD over the weekend.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 07:09 PM   #13
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You know then you'll be working under 2 levels of emulation and I don't really thing linux binary emulation is going to handle emulating devices... that may be going a tad too far... But, you're bound to get on someone's king of the twink list if you can manage that. Luck Neo, I just wish I had a job that afforded me this kind of fun.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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