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From: Orr, Steve <>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 15:14:36 -0800
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Ditto. (But what about OS X? :)

Got Oracle9.2 server and client running on my RH9 desktop. Found the following link somewhat informative even though there are some weirdities:

Got the RH9 desktop machine a couple of weeks ago but am still struggling to get free of windoze. My desktop only boots redhat but my other computer is a windoze laptop with windoze and redhat 7.2 running under VMWare and I've found it to be too much of a hassle. VMWare is great but the memory requirements for a dual O/S machine, the associated complexities and general slowness were sometimes painful. With the Linux-only machine I haven't missed the MSOffice stuff much.

I use the Ximian Evolution interface to MS Exchange. The problems are: MS Outlook rules are only processed when the Outlook client is running; getting calendars; and company distribution lists in Evolution. Because of this I'm still using the laptop just for MS Outlook. I think there's a way to get it to work but haven't gotten to it yet since the futz-factor quotient is up with all this stuff and I have real work that keeps interrupting me. :-)

So right now my recommendation to damagement is that all IT employees should have at least 2 or 3 desktop/laptop computers to do their daily work on.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 12:24 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

As far as I'm concerned, it has already made it. It's my primary desktop at
work,with windows for those pesky apps that only run there. I guess I just like
a more robust, unix-like os when I have to work on other unix systems all day. ;).

The free version of redhat is now called the fedora project. This will continue
to be the experimental/desktop version that is along the same line as redhat 8 & 9


Boivin, Patrice J wrote:
> I am still curious to see when linux will make it on the desktop,
> despite the hype now we know that Red Hat is dropping that initiative.
> Patrice.

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