Thursday, August 02, 2007

Geek Triumph

Problem: Windows sucks, crashes constantly, sucks resources horribly etc... etc....
Solution: Don't run windows

-- Problem: Work VPN and email clients are windows only, do not work in emulation modes
-- Solution: Run windows just for email and vpn

---- Problem: Policy only allows corp. controlled systems to connect to internal resources.
----- Corollary: Corp allows Linux and VMWare, but does not support either on laptops.
----- Solution: Install linux on company laptop, run windows in VMWare. Don't call support

------ Problem: VMWare doesnt want to run with current configuration
------ Solution: Corp does not prohibit VirtualBox, which will run properly

Result: Happy geek with Linux laptop, and Windows VPN and email in virtual machine