Getting a laptop without Windows is really problematic. How about getting a refund for a Windows system you’re not going to use? I tried asking Acer, and it’s no easy task (it’s technically possible, but will cost you more than a refund you get).
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Have you ever needed to execute a command or to connect to an interactive text console on a remote Windows station?
Probably several times, and usually, you had to log in using either VNC or RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol – Microsoft Terminal Services). If you’re used to SSH, you may wonder why the overhead of a complete desktop is needed just to start a few text commands.
Of course, there are free and commercial SSH servers for Windows, but one problem with them is that they have to be installed separately. Which may be too much work for a one-off task now and then. Are there any other methods of accessing a remote Window text console from your Linux station?
Quite recently, HP announced a new line of thin clients with Debian Etch 4.0 preinstalled. That’s certainly good news for Linux, but why HP’s Linux support is Windows only?
|For some time, I’ve been playing with Debian on Freecom FSG-3. The device is quite cool – a size of a book, with built-in HDD, 4 ethernet ports, 4 USB ports, 64 MB RAM, and 266 MHz Intel XScale CPU (ARM). With these specs, it’s more powerful than some smaller servers from the late 1990s.|
Why not run a full blown Windows domain controller for a group of small office branches?