[Techtalk] Beyond personal -> large scale Linux usage

Nicole Zimmerman colby at wsu.edu
Sun Aug 11 18:42:21 EST 2002

In my workplace, all engineers use a dual-boot windows and linux (debian)
system. We have one linux mega-server. Some people have 2 separate boxes
(one win, one linux). The rest of the office is Windows. We have some
interop tools that help ease the pain of going between (kerberos logon
stuff for the linux clients, NFS sharing of the windows home directories,

We release the core of our security management solution on a debian-based
"network appliance". 

Not really a large rollout (some 20 people at peak so far), but more than

As for your situation, we'd probably need more info to know what your
clients' boxes are doing (just webservers? other internet-type servers?),
what level of familiartity you have with linux, etc. :o)


At 15:34 on Aug 11, Scott combined all the right letters to say:

> I was just thinking while reading the thread about breaking out of
> Windows how we are looking at Linux from the client level...how about
> large scale deployments?
> I am taking over an ISP that services several hundred clients and I am
> moving from BSDI and FreeBSD to Linux and have been spending the last
> month playing with the different distro's to see what they can handle.
> Anyone have some thoughts on Linux in this type of work load?
> -Scott

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