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Old 21st March 2017, 7:31 PM   #31
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Old 22nd March 2017, 12:12 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Gonadman2 View Post
How easily could our business move across to Linux when our clients are strictly windows based?
You can run windows software on linux, you can use wine (which is a royal pain for some software packages now that most flavours of linux dont include the 32bit binaries)


embrace virtualisation.

Create a windows VM with the apps installed (7/8/ or a build of 10 sans the app integration with updates disabled), or if it suits you, a seperate VM for each app.

so they can do their work in the VM while they learn the native linux equivalents.

Where there is a will, there is a way, sure its more of a Dirty hack then easy 1step solution but hey, do you want off the MS trainwreck? or do you want to ride it till it hits the wall?
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Old 22nd March 2017, 8:03 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Smokin Whale View Post
Nailed it.

It's not about being anti-Microsoft or pro-Linux. It's about people and businesses being in control of the things they do and own.

If Linux hypothetically overnight turned into the same privacy/control-smashing beast as a dozen other major companies are today, I'd dump it and look elsewhere too. I'm loyal to no third party, am extremely selfish of the things I own and how they're used, and don't apologise for that.
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