Make The Switch
Is it Linux? Is it FreeBSD, Win2K? No, it's MacOSX. Oh yeah.. it is FreeBSD! ;)
Time to practice what I preach. Well, almost. I'm not ready to go to LINUX on the desktop just yet, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with the G4 and the MacOSX/Jaguar release.
The Ordering Process
Its been hell. Having purchased three Dells in the past few years, Apple could learn a lot about inventory management from DELL.
Here is a list of the applications that I run on a regular basis. For applications that do not have native MacOSX versions, and until either one is developed or a replacement is found, the goal is to use Virtual PC to run a Windows XP session on MacOSX.
|Application Server||IBM WebSPhere||Will run on my Win2K server|
|Database||Oracle||There is a MacOSX version available, but will look to MySQL or Postgress first.|
|Dev Tool||DBVisualizer||Pure Java tool. Should run just fine|
|Document Publishing||Adobe PDFWriter|
|Editor||XML Spy||Vendor suggests to run in pc emulator|
|Help Tool||Aspect Online Library||Won't port, it;s a Windows help file for the Aspect ACD.|
|Java Servlet Container||Tomcat|
|Methodology||RUP||Browser based, should be O.K.|
|Office||MS Excel||Open Office/Star Office|
|Office||MS Word||Open Office/Star Office|
|PIM||MS Outlook||There is an integrated AddressBook, Mail, IChat. Not sure about calendering, may have to bite the bullet and either purchase a PIM or it will spur the development of our II Calendering service!|
|PIM||MS Outlook||Apple iCall, Aqua Cal, DesktopCalendar|
|Terminal Emulation||SecureCRT||Basic terminal included|
|Utility||WinZip||Stuffit, jar, tar|
The Migration Process
by Mike Conneen