Linux at work?
How many of you out there are using Linux in your workplace? On a server? Or a workstation? Perhaps even developing commercial software to run on Linux? I was just curious, seeing as how my company seems to love .NET and scorn anything Linux-related. Personally, I also run Slackware at home, but unfortunately have no chance of sneaking Slack in at work.
I use it for proof-of-concept stuff at work. I work in a place where the security to the systems is very tight, and I maintain my own Linux machine in order to test stuff that would otherwise take forever or be politically impossible to get access to.
Linux is my personal workstation, and on several servers here. Production code was written in C, but runs on both Windows and Tru64 (yes, we still have Alphas). I also use Linux at home, both my wife's machine, my machine, and the firewall.
My previous project was to help to develop some commercial software (an IVR server) for Linux; not my current project (something else, not an IVR server), which is .NET.
Linux in Production, and Development mission critical apps. Workstations are a mix, mostly due to MS Office/Exchange/Outlook.
We're mostly a Debian linux shop here, with a little bit of Windows thrown in to support the end users.
Aaron F Stanton
Windows XP for Workstations
Linux (RH9) or Windows XP, depending on preference.
My previous position was with a local govenment agency (around 8000 employees) - any server our Network Admins could be made Linux was. Pretty much all of the desktops were windows but a good majority of our backend was Linux.
I used to use UNIX at work all the time in early 90s. Man, was the UNIX philosophy getting crusty back then. Now I've very happy to be doing software development under Windows XP.
Exclusively. Scientific computing.
We have several development linux servers. Linux images also run on the mainframe.
We develop drivers and kernel modules for Linux. We also develop user-mode libraries and example programs to demonstrate the library and drivers. We also do a lot of general Linux support (Will your system work with Linux? How do I install Linux on your system? I just installed Linux, how do I compile your driver?).
Myron A. Semack
Mostly XP on the desktop here, but with a sprinkling of Linux workstations (one of them mine). The servers, save for one file server, are exclusively Linux.
I work at a major mortgage company that is currently (gradually) migrating all application/analytics servers to SUSE Linux. Linux is definitely for real in the corporate market. For now Linux on Intel boxes is replacing Unix/RISC combinations like Sun Solaris/SPARC, so you probably don't see it's corporate emergence in Microsoft dominated shops.
Windows 2000 almost exclusively here, just about all of our embedded develoment tool chain is windows based.
Running one ancient Redhat 7 mail/intranet server along side one even more ancient NetWare file server. Considering upgrading to either RHEL3 or MS SBS2003. Serving 20 Windows XP and 98 desktops.
I am porting Solaris code to RH Linux
Aaron: May I ask where you work? Are you hiring? :-)
Got both. Develop on Linux Boxen, and have windows boxes for email and Office apps. Can't switch either, the rest of the company is Windows based.
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