----- Original Message -----
From: Donncha O Caoimh <donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com>
To: <cork at linux.ie>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CLUG] Anyone here in the CIT?
> Shamage wrote:
> > Im still in CIT for my sins.
>> 'S a great college, despite using NT ;)
>> > Dullahan is still here in the background.
>> Hmm.. great, everyone will then think that this Unix stuff is all
> command line boring stuff.. *grrr*
>> > We have a solaris box now running as well + all the computers in the IT
> > building dual boot into solaris with CDE. My self and about 5 other
> > use this I dont think anybody else knows about it. also all of the NT
> > have the Exceed X server installed
>> X86 Solaris? That's supposed to be a dog on Intel hardware.. How long
> have the dual-boots been active? I was out there last year meeting up
> with some friends in 4th year and they never mentioned it.
Solaris has been going since the start of this college year.
Yes its a real dog on the hardware. The only main problem with them is we
dont have the root passwords to get back to nt. and there is nothing like
sudo set up for us to get the boxes back to NT. Many a time I cringe as I
see students comming in and power cycling the machines go get back to what
they call a real OS. So at the moment it will take you about half an hour to
find a machine that will not fail on boot.
One think I will say is the techs have finaly got things sorted after they
discovered norton ghost. Now every fiew weeks when the labs get in a bad way
they cone in and ghost the whole lot in one go.
> > It is a good job thoes AIX boxes are gone, Things were more trouble than
> > anything.
>> Well.. you gotta love CDE (NOT!)
>> > It was a shame that they got rid of aoife and her dumb terminals. The
> > exposure you now get to Nix is in third year where you are presented
> > and told to get on with it !!!.
>> 3rd year.. How's it look to your average student who's used Visual C++
> for 2 and a bit years and then they're asked to use an editor like vi?
> Not good. (I'd still use Vi myself.. depending on the job, kdevelop is a
> rather nice VC++ clone.)
I even have vi for dos at home. It was becoming a real pain when wrighting
X86 asm programs using dos edit. Every time I went to assemble the things I
would get loads of errors then when I go to look at the code I would find
:wq and :w scattered throught the fec^H^H^H code.
> > I must see if I can talk to some people to see if I can get a student
> > nix box up and running here.
>> You should, I wanted to call up today, but I'm too busy right now,
> hopefully next week I can meet a few lecturers for a coffee or something
> towards the end of the week.
>> > I presume the list would be ok in answering a fiew questions should I
> > the go ahead.
>> No problem, might want to sub to the ILUG list too .. couple of more
> bodies on that list than on this one!
>> > Got to go now. Third year finals ATM
>> Good luck!
> Cork maillist - Cork at linux.ie>http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/cork>
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