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Message 1204500 - Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 10:04:11 UTC - in response to Message 1204469.

Umm...Jeff can't work on his own machine???? Really??? Not meant as an insult but....?


With respect, it's Dan whose computer crapped out, not Jeff's.


Well, then can't Jeff work on Dan's crapped-out computer? Or... wait...

maybe we've discovered the problem...

Does Gnome 3 come in a coffin-sized cardboard box full of single-sided 5.25" floppy disks or something?

Or is it like OS/2 or early Windows NT and you load the OS pretty quickly then spend the rest of the week trying to find the right drivers to make all the hardware work properly?

Oh, how productive we were.

By the time you got the OS working correctly, all your software was out-of-date.

How I long for the days of editing WIN.INI and SYS.INI files. Can I relive those heady days of yesteryear by trying to use Linux? Think of all the money I could save.

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Message 1204506 - Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 10:35:44 UTC

I am using KDE on my Linux box and Gnome on my Solaris 11 Virtual Machine. But I like KDE better.
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Message 1204995 - Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 20:48:20 UTC
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Before and after server rack pictures would be nice - I suspect that there will be a lot more room for airflow in the near future :)

For fun and giggles, you could also calculate the savings in cable-feet, because I imagine you will be removing a lot more cabling than what you will be replacing, heh.

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Message 1205046 - Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 0:00:54 UTC
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Sounds to me that if the failure of a (old) workstation brings progress
of installing new servers (and JBOD) to a standstill and that a replacement
has to be sourced from a spare at someones house - it might be a worthwhile
time to ask if we can get some input of what type of workstation(s) might
make suitable replacements/spares.

When the specs and general type can be obtained - maybe someone can donate
a spare box or perhaps the GPUUG can start a donation run for a/some
replacment workstation(s).

Keeping the staff up and running seems to be just as vital as new servers....

My 2 cents.....
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Message 1205113 - Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 9:05:50 UTC - in response to Message 1205046.
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Sounds to me that if the failure of a (old) workstation brings progress
of installing new servers (and JBOD) to a standstill and that a replacement
has to be sourced from a spare at someones house (...)

The setup of the new servers is going to take probably a month or even more, a day spent on a workstation does really not matter IMHO. A new workstation can fail at any moment like an older one, it's not like new stuff wouldn't fail at all, actually sometimes it turns out, that it fails more than the old stuff ever did. Also, unlike the recurring issues with the servers, one failure does not indicate a general problems with the workstations they have.
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Message 1205165 - Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 15:02:11 UTC - in response to Message 1205046.

Sounds to me that if the failure of a (old) workstation brings progress
of installing new servers (and JBOD) to a standstill and that a replacement
has to be sourced from a spare at someones house - it might be a worthwhile
time to ask if we can get some input of what type of workstation(s) might
make suitable replacements/spares.

When the specs and general type can be obtained - maybe someone can donate
a spare box or perhaps the GPUUG can start a donation run for a/some
replacment workstation(s).

Keeping the staff up and running seems to be just as vital as new servers....

My 2 cents.....

GPUUG probably has enough left over from Graham's donations for the new servers to buy Dan a new workstation without starting a new campaign.


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Message 1205173 - Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 15:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 1205165.

Sounds to me that if the failure of a (old) workstation brings progress
of installing new servers (and JBOD) to a standstill and that a replacement
has to be sourced from a spare at someones house - it might be a worthwhile
time to ask if we can get some input of what type of workstation(s) might
make suitable replacements/spares.

When the specs and general type can be obtained - maybe someone can donate
a spare box or perhaps the GPUUG can start a donation run for a/some
replacment workstation(s).

Keeping the staff up and running seems to be just as vital as new servers....

My 2 cents.....

GPUUG probably has enough left over from Graham's donations for the new servers to buy Dan a new workstation without starting a new campaign.



We currently have $3,444 in the bank, of which $800 of that is earmarked for the General Fund (which covers our admin costs for things like shipping, bank fees and a backup contingency fund).

If they ask us to provide a new desktop, we'll have it to them in short order.
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Message 1205222 - Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 19:01:05 UTC - in response to Message 1205173.

Sounds to me that if the failure of a (old) workstation brings progress
of installing new servers (and JBOD) to a standstill and that a replacement
has to be sourced from a spare at someones house - it might be a worthwhile
time to ask if we can get some input of what type of workstation(s) might
make suitable replacements/spares.

When the specs and general type can be obtained - maybe someone can donate
a spare box or perhaps the GPUUG can start a donation run for a/some
replacment workstation(s).

Keeping the staff up and running seems to be just as vital as new servers....

My 2 cents.....

GPUUG probably has enough left over from Graham's donations for the new servers to buy Dan a new workstation without starting a new campaign.



We currently have $3,444 in the bank, of which $800 of that is earmarked for the General Fund (which covers our admin costs for things like shipping, bank fees and a backup contingency fund).

If they ask us to provide a new desktop, we'll have it to them in short order.


Have I told you that you guys rock?

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Message 1205288 - Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 23:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 1205222.

Sounds to me that if the failure of a (old) workstation brings progress
of installing new servers (and JBOD) to a standstill and that a replacement
has to be sourced from a spare at someones house - it might be a worthwhile
time to ask if we can get some input of what type of workstation(s) might
make suitable replacements/spares.

When the specs and general type can be obtained - maybe someone can donate
a spare box or perhaps the GPUUG can start a donation run for a/some
replacment workstation(s).

Keeping the staff up and running seems to be just as vital as new servers....

My 2 cents.....

GPUUG probably has enough left over from Graham's donations for the new servers to buy Dan a new workstation without starting a new campaign.



We currently have $3,444 in the bank, of which $800 of that is earmarked for the General Fund (which covers our admin costs for things like shipping, bank fees and a backup contingency fund).

If they ask us to provide a new desktop, we'll have it to them in short order.


Have I told you that you guys rock?


I'll second that, very nice to see the new equipment, it sure is
a big improvement. Great.


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