[TriLUG] Fwd: [linux-elitists] Vista Launch
turnpike420 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 14:55:24 EST 2007
but be careful... you want to tread lightly on the console/cli of a
VMware ESX server... this is not your ordinary linux and probably
shouldn't even be considered linux, although it "seems" to be
RHEL/CentOS like... you should fear it and respect. We are doing
server consolidation now. It's great. We have both w2k3 and CentOS
I plan to use the free VMware server at home to VM-ize my home server
so that when I get new hardware, I just move the VM, and presto, done.
On 1/25/07, James Brigman <jbrigman at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 12:04 -0500, Kevin Otte wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 11:28:54AM -0500, James Brigman wrote:
> > > It's a great idea to take advantage of the Vista launch to publicize
> > > Linux, and be ready with a good distro like Ubuntu or CentOS.
> > >
> > > I wish the Linux Faithful had a catchy slogan, like "64x5" for "64 bit
> > > for 5 years now" or something like that.
> > Last week I read this document and found it quite enlightening:
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/world-domination/world-domination-201.html
> > Source on their own platform. The Ubuntu Live CD for x86 includes a number
> > of Open Source applications built for Windows. Other efforts include
> > http://theopencd.org/ and http://www.opensourcefreecd.org/ . If we can
> > attain visibility in this manner, we can be ready with a set of install CDs
> > when they ask "What's the next step?"
> Good call - I read the doc (it chills me to the bone to think of myself
> having witnessed all that.) and it looks as though they've hit on some
> important trend info.
> I wish it were easier to make the call about what effect VMware will
> have on the progression: my guess is that it will accelerate the 64 bit
> phase as industry drives consolidation to virtual machines. Heck: I'm
> ready to convert to all virtuals at home...legally, for free....
> I also think it'll give Linux a new foothold in corp. data centers. I've
> got one Windows fellow-admin who's been surprising in his embrace of
> Linux after experiencing VMware....
> I still want us to have a catchy marketing phrase that'll find itself
> into the business lexicon. Maybe "Linux: World Leading O/S for server
> consolidation"? :-)
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