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Re: Poor performance in windows. Switching back to CVS

From: Jan Hendrik <jan.hendrik_at_myrealbox.com>
Date: 2007-02-17 18:58:08 CET

Concerning Re: Poor performance in windows. Sw
Jeff Smith wrote on 16 Feb 2007, 11:01, at least in part:

> On Friday 16 February 2007 10:01, Jan Hendrik wrote:
> > Naw, the only so-so PC here is absolutely broken - museum-
> > quality. ;)  A Samba server is what the NAS Linkstation is, but it
> > doesn't work for the main chunk of to-be-shared data here as Word
> > prevents any PC from standby/hibernation as long as a file on a
> > share is open.  That's why I tried OpenOffice last year, but
> > migrating the 10-15% of docs that need manual attention would keep
> > me busy for months, plus rewriting several macros.  Too expensive.
>
> Sorry I'm still off subject a little, but it kinda puzzled me when you
> said, "We don't have Linux here (and will not for the forseeable
> future, migration cost is too high...", Something bothered me--from
> the beginning of this discussion, you have been revealing
> cost-after-cost related to *not* migrating... Hmmm. The bottom line
> for us was that if migrating to GNU/Linux costs more than staying with
> microsoft, then we were going about the migration the wrong way
> (asking for the trouble you're getting).

Sorry for having you puzzled and distracted, Jeff. The cost thing
has nothing to do with the original issue, it originates in an aside of
mine (I really like asides, don't I? Already this whole string of this
thread originates in an aside) for why I had reservations about
rsync since I did not realize that we neither would need a Linux box
for just this nor cygwin is no full-blown virtual machine I would not
consider at all. As Les then suggested further advantages of a
Linux box as fileserver etc. I added the above on what we had tried
(and failed) with a Linkstation as NAS fileserver recently.

We are a small shop here. We can't just say OK, the webpage
fellows can switch to Linux immediately, the sales department may
start by using OpenOffice and gradually convert Word stuff till they
set for changing to Linux, while the accounting must stick with
Windows as long as there is no accounting application approved by
the financial authority overhere, and in the meantime we set up a
big Linux server serving all. We would have to do such a change at
once, including a steep learning curve for Linux, and therefore must
see if the complete picture figures. For us fellows it's an either/or
or we would end up booting back and forth (and a dedicated 24h
server just overkill).

> I paid nothing but effort for my SUSE 10. You obviously have not saved
> effort by sticking with what you had. You are only saving yourself
> from any chance of resolving your performance problem. I guess that's
> all the more I could say...

As time allows I intend to set up Linux in a dual boot for getting
more acquainted with it, but this is an intention I carry on since
long... :(

JH
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