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Many Linux users work with multiple OS platforms, survey finds

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 209.184.112.219] on July 23, 2007 09:47 PM
I use Linux as my main box always. When I need Windows I start up VMWare Server and open Windows for the things I need it for, ie. show students XP, load special software that is used rarely. If what I have running on Windows was a major need I would spend the time to get it in Linux. I have to run XP for my job but it gets run on a limited basis. OSX can be run in VMWare Workstation on another box that is exclusive Linux running VMWare Workstation 5.5 to acces an OSX application. There is a push in education by several publishers to force authors to develop texts with Windows only supplements, ie. tests, presentations, etc. So far except for the exam generators I have found ways to port to Linux. The exams generated by the generators are usually just for the lazy but some certification pacs would be nice if in Linux format. Linux & BSD provide such better secure platforms I'll just suffer...<;-)

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