> I have observed similar behavior with Windows XP. It appears that
> there are two "Green" segments which cannot be moved. One at the very
> low portion of the hard drive, on at the very high portion of the hard
Damn, that's insidious! Just one more reason for me to drag my
feet on buying a copy of XP. As a consultant, I try to keep an
installed copy of every major OS on hand. So far, all of my clients
are sticking with Windows 2000, so I have not felt the need to
upgrade, but I know that day is coming (though at this point
maybe most places will skip XP and go to Vista).
> Just one more reason why it's better to load XP as a Client to Linux,
> so that Windows doesn't grab all the hard drive, memory, and CPU cycles
> and starve any Linux clients to death.
Yes. I do have a stand-alone Win2000 system, but I actually do
most of my Windows work from within a VMWare session on my Linux
system. This can lead to some interesting possibilities. For
While working at one client, I had a call from another client that
I sometimes do telecommuting work for. They needed me to make an
emergancy tweak to something, but the only way I can access their
network is through a VPN session configured on my home system.
I ended doing the following.
- Used VNC to access the desktop of my home Linux system.
- Fired up Win2000 under a VMWare session.
- Started the VPN session to my client's network (they had provided
only Windows software).
- Within Windows 2000, opened up another VNC session to the
Linux box on my customer's network.
- Made the change and logged out.
The funny thing is, there is a Linux client for their VPN solution,
but their helpdesk does not support it (despite the fact that this
company sells a Linux based product and has numerous developer with