[Mimedefang] OT: Choice of desktop OS (was Re: watch-mimedefang)

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 13:10:36 EST 2010

Tilman Schmidt wrote:
> Am 13.02.2010 00:54 schrieb David F. Skoll:
>> I must confess, I've never understood people who administer Linux servers,
>> yet don't run a Linux desktop.  Heck, run Linux in VMWare if you must,
>> but at least use proper desktop tools to administer a Linux server.
> From personal experience I can recommend doing it the other way around:
> run Windows in VirtualBox on a Linux desktop.

Although that can be done on some models, I've had trouble getting all the 
device drivers and sleep mode to work as well as the windows or OSX that came 
installed.  But if you have a stable linux server to host your desktop session, 
freenx on the server side and the NX clients from http://www.nomachine.com will 
let you run remotely regardless of the local OS and, depending on what you are 
doing, often with better performance than running a copy on a laptop.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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