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[#] Wed Sep 24 2014 20:38:24 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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That having been said, my "daily driver" is configured exactly as you

describe.



As will the new machine I will be building in early December. The *only* thing that I use that absolutely requires Micro$lop is my music composing software. Everything else I do exists on linux. So it will be a virtualBox for music writing and that's about it.

[#] Thu Sep 25 2014 10:41:51 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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as I mentioned earlier I made the mistake to try out the oracle FS which turned out to be a desaster.

the vm wouldn't deliver proper audio anymore, it would freeze every now and then while doing a phone call.

re-formatting to ext4 fixed the problem.

Next problem is, howto get the VM-Image if you're bound to use a company pre-built windows, if it has to authenticate to the domain etc. etc.

But work at gemalto could be effectively described as Yak-shaving with long delays for each step of the process...



[#] Thu Sep 25 2014 10:42:50 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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so not being bound to "security to be free" (the company slogan) anymore is a big relief in every aspect.



[#] Fri Sep 26 2014 01:57:54 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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dothebart,

How to they get you the "golden image" to install?  If it comes on dvd, just install from that to your vm.  If it is an iso, just install the vm from that.  I would think they would need a mac address to work from, so you could use Libvir / KVM / Qemu to have things stable enough to have a portable vm (albeit in xml format - yuck).



[#] Fri Sep 26 2014 05:22:51 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I don't know and I don't care anymore.

no more security to be free for me.



[#] Sat Sep 27 2014 14:40:32 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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On linux (and OSX), most of the time I try wine first. There is really a wide range of programs which actually run fine with it. The only times I really need a windows is for administering my Samba4 Active Directory Server and when I use the historical-critical edition of the almost complete works of Nietzsche. It is a 16bit application and it does run in Wine, but it crashes when I want to copy some text from it and the copied text does not go to the clipboard. I know that there are other Nietzsche tools, but this one is based on the Colli/Montinari stuff, so I dare to quote it for university papers.

Oh, and some telephone systems have win-only configuration software.

Nota bene: Never try to attempt a firmware flash for a mobile phone via usb connected to a VM, at least not with virtualbox. It might brick your phone.

vince-q: What is your composing software? I heard there is a lot of music/audio software on linux, a friend of mine used some of it with joy.

http://linux-sound.org/distro.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosegarden and for the lulz http://www.ap-linux.com

There was a commercial livecd which was meant to be a whole preconfigured musicstudio, but I forgot the name. It was in the pre-ubuntu days, maybe it is dead now.



[#] Sat Sep 27 2014 16:48:38 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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vince-q: What is your composing software? I heard there is a lot of
music/audio software on linux, a friend of mine used some of it with
joy.


It's a thing called Noteworthy Composer.
They have a web site.
I like it and it's what I've taken the time to learn thoroughly. I am not willing to do that with others, even though there are many people that rightly claim them to be superior.

Noteworthy allows me to concentrate on what I want to do - write music - without having to have a "geek side" handy to keep it working.

And as far as I know, it requires Windows. I'm sure it will run in a VirtualBox and do not want to fool with WinE.

[#] Sun Sep 28 2014 04:05:42 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I can totally understand the "My workflow is perfect with this software" argument. Probably one of the reasons many people do not want to switch to linux.

The NoteWorthy Composer looks "simple" enough to be run in wine, though. It doesn't seem to depend on too many system components, etc.

AppDB from WineHQ says "silver" or "gold" compatibility: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=831



[#] Tue Sep 30 2014 14:49:24 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yowza! The "Sconfig" utility *almost* makes Windows Phone Server 2012 configurable without wanting to kill myself.

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 11:39:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Applying 25637 updates so I can get my 'doze VM booted just to open a f***ing Visio document. Where's a 15 megaton thermonuclear weapon when you really need one?

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 11:49:01 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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You don't use Wine?

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 13:16:42 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Heh. I don't know about IG, but I would *much* rather use Scotch!

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 14:28:26 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Windows updates cause more damage than a nuclear bomb.

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 16:26:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I use VirtualBox and a copy of 'doze 7. When I absolutely have to.

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 19:09:38 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Oct 3 2014 1:26pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
I use VirtualBox and a copy of 'doze 7. When I absolutely have to.



And here I thought you were using VirtualBox with Windows 3.1

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 20:17:20 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I went from DOS 5.5 to Windows 2000 Pro. I did have a copy of Windows 3.1 on my computer, couldn't find a use
for it other than using it to fire up Netscape and looking at a few websites at the time.

Oh... and Chip's Challenge.

[#] Sat Oct 04 2014 10:30:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And here I thought you were using VirtualBox with Windows 3.1

If you mean Windows NT 3.1 ... that's the closest Microsoft ever came to delivering a usable version of Windows. Dave Cutler's microkernel, plus elements of IBM's OS/2 Presentation Manager ... unfortunately, one version later they screwed it all up again; instead of building around the NT microkernel, they continued to top-load everything into Win32 just like they top-loaded everything into Win16 while it still ran on top of DOS.

I've ranted about this before, so my previous screed is included herein by reference. [ http://uncensored.citadel.org/readfwd?go=Skeptic%20Tank?p=882354635 ]

[#] Sat Oct 04 2014 11:18:49 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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I've ranted about this before, so my previous screed is included
herein by reference. [
http://uncensored.citadel.org/readfwd?go=Skeptic%20Tank?p=882354635 ]


It is ruled that the above cited from your original submission is stricken.


It is noted for the record that such citations and references are to be included, directly and/or by reference, in your Points and Authorities submission(s) and not in your initial Argument.

--The Judge

[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 00:31:10 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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They will catch up to the level of configurability of AT&T Unix circa early 80's at some point.  Glad to see someone is an "early adopter" of the pain of MS learning the UNIX philosophy.  I am waiting for Ansible to have solid windows support (and scripting in Pywin32 on the side to cover my ass when I need to get things done before that happens).

http://docs.ansible.com/intro_windows.html

I like letting others do the work :-)  If I can keep from learning any more of the Java like language (Powershell), I think I might keep my sanity and live another day.

Tue Sep 30 2014 02:49:24 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Yowza! The "Sconfig" utility *almost* makes Windows Phone Server 2012 configurable without wanting to kill myself.

 



[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 00:33:08 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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The WineHQ has 2007 Visio at gold rating.  Have not tried it since 2003? version, but it worked well back then.



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