Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Vista SP1

Windows Vista SP1 hit yesterday and I immediately installed it on my home machine and work laptop. I really only had one big gripe with Vista, that being the speed of file copies, both local and remote. Once I applied the update, things greatly improved. I would say it is now on par with W2K and XP, although I don't have any statistics to back this up.

I'm sure I'll be reading about how awful SP1 is, or how bad Vista is, but I have to be honest -- I do not agree with what I've been hearing. I've called a few people out on their gripes and they admitted to never even using Vista.

This weekend will be a good test for SP1, as I will be in Massachusetts upgrading some servers.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

VMware & SUSE

In preparation for our first Linux deployment at work, I began replicating our environment with VMware and Virtualbox (also to see which application I like better).

My base system is Ubuntu 7.10 running vmware-server (built from source, Ubuntu packages assume you use eth0, which I don't).

So far, I've built 2 Virtual Machines. Both are running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1. One is acting as an installation source for SLES10SP1 and OES2, and the other is server build we will be using.

My next VM to build is going to be Netware 6.5 SP7 to begin testing interoperability and having Linux and Netware boxes in the same tree.

More to follow.