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Re: [vox-tech] [fwd] Linux Server - Windows Clients
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Re: [vox-tech] [fwd] Linux Server - Windows Clients



Set up the Linux server with your favorite desktop environment
and VNC.  Then you can open up the Linux-based desktop in a window
on your Windows machines.  It's almost as good as running Linux on
your workstations.

-- Rod

On Friday 05 August 2005 03:01 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 
> John posted this from a non-subscribed address.  I'm fwd'ing it along for him.
> 
> 
> Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 14:47:26 -0700
> From: "John Marcotte" <john@biznerds.com>
> Subject: Linux Server - Windows Clients
> To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Reply-To: <john@biznerds.com>
> 
> I recently upgraded my workstations to Windows XP Pro so I can finally login
> to servers again after "upgrading" to the massively crippled XP Home.
> 
> I have to have Windows for my job. From a purely philiospohical position, I
> wish I didn't. But I do.
> 
> So I now have a Debian Linux server running Samba, and I have a few things
> working. I can print across platforms. I can transfer files to and from the
> server. But I could do those things with a Windows 95 box. 
> 
> I'm looking for better ideas on what to do with my shiny Linux server in a
> Windows environment.
> 
> Here's my current list of ideas:
> 
> * an e-mail server that would run my e-mail through spamassassin before
> delivering it to my workstations (or maybe some sort of IMAP arrangement)
> * some sort of automated backup of selected PC directories
> * a shared calendaring environment
> 
> I'm no Linux guru. I know that there has to be more I can do with my Linux
> boxen that I'm not thinking of. 
> 
> I'm a user, not a sysadmin. And setting up services on a server is not my
> normal cup of tea.
> 
> Anyone here have any cool ideas? Or advice on how to implement my admittedly
> vague plans? I've always talked the talk when it comes to Linux. I want to
> walk the walk, too.
> 
> 
> John Marcotte
> Biznerds Consultant Group
> 916.455.5152 
> http://www.biznerds.com/
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