[cad-linux] Re: Linux

  • From: marrandy <marrandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 15:54:08 -0500

On Friday 17 January 2003 03:42 pm, you wrote:
> one of my higher ups at boeing had asked about consolidating systems.
> i'd suggested running the applications remotely with the big iron in the
> closets and putting linux on the desktops.  he liked the idea, but Seattle 
put
> their foot down.  linux was not approved for general desktop use at that 
time. 
> so we used the AIX boxes on the desktops and ran everything else thru the
> network.
> 
> it worked out well for 99% of the stuff we did.
> my last job when i left was to write a bunch of mini how-tos for all my 
little
> tricks.
> 
> now they have a system on AIX they call SingleGlass.  it does most of this 
with
> out the fuss.  really slick.

Thin-clients...yes, I do those when I can.  Get some old p100's, no H/D, 16MB 
ram, good graphics card and ethernet, basically dumb clients ruuning off a 
server.  Only have to backup that.  Works really nice.

Regards...Martin

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