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    whos running nix on their main desktop?

    So whose running NIX on their main desktop?

    i've recently switched my main work PC to opensuse 12.3 from windows and i'm surprised how much more productive i've been. the last straw for me was changing the resolution of one of my monitors and windows blue screening.

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    I've been running various linuxes on my main work PC for the last 8 or so years.
    I recently decided I'd start learning how to use windows 7 and installed that after having some problems with printers that I really couldn't be bothered to fix.
    Now I get a BSOD everytime I try and use the USB to serial connection over putty and spend ages looking for software to do trivial things that I expect my operating system to be able to do. I think Windows 7 is ok, it's just not very stable and lacks any useful tools that sysadmins need. I'll give it another month or so and switch back to something more productive.

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    Yup, been running Linux for ~15 years now on my main workstations/laptops.

    Wife has a windows PC for those times as when it's truly needed, and I have a virtual Windows 7 instance for supporting customer systems etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I've been running various linuxes on my main work PC for the last 8 or so years.
    I recently decided I'd start learning how to use windows 7 and installed that after having some problems with printers that I really couldn't be bothered to fix.
    Now I get a BSOD everytime I try and use the USB to serial connection over putty and spend ages looking for software to do trivial things that I expect my operating system to be able to do. I think Windows 7 is ok, it's just not very stable and lacks any useful tools that sysadmins need. I'll give it another month or so and switch back to something more productive.
    I make a point of buying machines with proper serial ports, I searched for about a month to find this laptop I'm typing on, HP machines at work I buy all have proper serials.

    Serial to USB convertors are terrible, barely work and then you get a different one that is blatantly the same device but someones modifiyed the firmware so the vendor // device id is different and the drivers are signed so you agghhhhhh..

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    Worked fine on Linux. Problem seems to be that MS don't write any working drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Worked fine on Linux. Problem seems to be that MS don't write any working drivers.
    windows is only any good when vmware or linux is managing the hardware for it.

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    I do mostly treat Windows as middleware for servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradJones View Post
    windows is only any good when vmware or linux is managing the hardware for it.
    Do VMware have a Linux client for vSphere?

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    If it wasn't for gaming & my wife, I think I'd be linuxing on mine. I used to dual boot but these days it's just not worth the hassle for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    Do VMware have a Linux client for vSphere?
    vmware workstation. you can manage the vm's just not the hosts

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    zimbra client acutally works with exchange. imap but what ever its better than OWA.

    might setup a zimbra server alongside the exchange and compare, have to do aliases in exchange to forward to zimbra for the zimbra users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradJones View Post

    might setup a zimbra server alongside the exchange and compare, have to do aliases in exchange to forward to zimbra for the zimbra users.
    I did this a few years back (2005 IIRC) at the time Zimbra was way ahead of exchange for functionality and ease of use. We've ditched them both now and have Google hosted email which is *significantly* less admin time for me.

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    its definately going that way, at the end of the day you don't get any thanks for running it, only grief when it doesn't work.

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    I have been running primarily ubuntu/mint and fedora the last couple of years, I have to dual boot for things like itunes as the hassle is too much to get that stuff running for me through WINE, serves me right for buying an iPhone there, enjoying being different too when it comes to my machine.


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    WINE is nonsense most of the time, you could run that in a vm and pass thru the usb device.



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