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Re: Ãlectricità de France S.A. Does Real Work on GNU/Linux

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____/ Bob Hauck on Thursday 11 Aug 2011 23:57 : \____

> On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:30:32 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ Kelsey Bjarnason on Thursday 11 Aug 2011 20:18 : \____
>>> On Sun, 07 Aug 2011 11:20:00 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> New beowulf cluster at EDF (200 Tflops) based on Debian 6.0 Squeeze
>>> But does it run MS Office?  Don't forget, that's the only criterion
>>> for determining whether serious work is involved or not.  Anything
>>> else, from keeping people alive to managing power grids to processing
>>> billions of dollars in transactions, that's all just frippery and
>>> nonsense.  Only MSO matters.  :)
>> Many people are forced to use it (lockin and fake 'open' formats
>> Microsoft needed to bribe for). And if many people use it at work,
>> well... therefore it follows that without Office work cannot be done,
>> right?
> So how does this fit into the Real Work Paradigm??
> I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 at work. Rather than wiping
> and instlling Linux as I had in the past, I instead set up my Linux in a
> VM. Now that Intel has hardware virtualization support the performance
> hit is minimal (yes, it has been a while since I got new hardware at
> work).
> So I spend 90% of my computing time in front of a full-sceen Ubuntu VM
> session, writing code, drawing UML, etc. Our product uses Ubuntu as its
> OS, so I have to write code that works on a particular version of
> Ubuntu. The easiest way to do that is to develop on the same OS.
> I did it this way to avoid arguments with IT. I need Ubuntu to do my
> work, they want to support only Windows. So we're all happy now 8->
> So here's the question. Since I'm sort of doing my work on Windows,
> however indirectly, the code and designs I turn out must now count as
> "real work", right? I guess it also makes me one of those "hypocrites"
> who use Windows at work too but them's the breaks.

Does Patch Tuesday invoke s reboot of Ubuntu? :-)

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