netcurmudgeon (netcurmudgeon) wrote,
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Sunday end state

Well, this has left me feeling a bit unclean. I finally finished loading software on my work laptop, finishing with MS Virtual Server. I created a virtual server instance and installed Linux on it (Slackware 10). It's really odd running a Linux install in a window on an XP box ... creating a bootable system that works, yet only exists as a 'container file' on the laptop's hard drive. Wow. Interesting, and creepy.

Now, virtualization has been around for a long time. webwyrm was running Virtual PC on her Mac back in '99, and virtual machines have been around on mainframes since I was a kid. The City's IBM mainframe ran VM with two VSE "guests" -- complete production and test systems that lived as virtual mainframes within VM on the one real S/390. But this is just unholy. Linux running as a virtual server on Windows. Eewww!

And the worst thing is that, if my testing with Squid works out, we'll be doing this on real server hardware in production.
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In other news, I did a bunch of updating on the GPIP site. I put out a plea for project page updates at last month's board meeting. Six came in today. The October board meeting is tomorrow. Imagine that. ;-)
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