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GofBorg
30-Mar-2016, 22:56
Been a good long while since I've posted in here but thought I'd see who
is still poking around.
Not sure how everyone is getting on in this modern IT world we now live
in. Pretty much seems to
suck most days. So it looks like MicroFocus has begun full assimilation
of Novell, dropping the time
honored name from most products and transitioning to the Micro Focus
label. I also see that Netware
is ending extended support. My server is still chugging along. Currently
at 408 days of uptime which coincides
with our last full blown black out.

So I am wondering those of you that have left Netware behind, which way
did you go...
Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?

Funny story, I did a pilot for moving to Windows for fileserver. I hated
it so much I abandoned it but I cannot
decide if OES has a real future. SLES or even RedHat are more obvious
choices but I often run into backup
software problems with Linux so I'm just not certain which way to go,
thus I am sitting on OES Netware still. None
of these options I fear are going to offer the no-muss, no-fuss
experience of Netware.

-G
(Why does it give me CAPTCHA saying I can bypass this by logging
in...when I'm logged in?)


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Stevo
30-Mar-2016, 23:04
GofBorg sounds like they 'said':

>
> Been a good long while since I've posted in here but thought I'd see
> who is still poking around.
> Not sure how everyone is getting on in this modern IT world we now
> live in. Pretty much seems to
> suck most days. So it looks like MicroFocus has begun full
> assimilation of Novell, dropping the time
> honored name from most products and transitioning to the Micro Focus
> label. I also see that Netware
> is ending extended support. My server is still chugging along.
> Currently at 408 days of uptime which coincides
> with our last full blown black out.
>
> So I am wondering those of you that have left Netware behind, which
> way did you go...
> Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?
>
> Funny story, I did a pilot for moving to Windows for fileserver. I
> hated it so much I abandoned it but I cannot
> decide if OES has a real future. SLES or even RedHat are more obvious
> choices but I often run into backup
> software problems with Linux so I'm just not certain which way to go,
> thus I am sitting on OES Netware still. None
> of these options I fear are going to offer the no-muss, no-fuss
> experience of Netware.
>
> -G
> (Why does it give me CAPTCHA saying I can bypass this by logging
> in...when I'm logged in?)

So my response to GofBorg's comment is...

Whoa! Hey there G.

Still plugging along here (Wyoming, USA). We left Netware long ago :-(

We eventually ended up running m$ AD, and now there's been talk of
ditching Groupwise to become a full m$ shop...<spit>

We are still running Groupwise on sles boxes, which for the most part
seem pretty stable. We tried running DSFW for a while, just weren't
able to do the things we wanted to do AD-wise, hence the ditching of
edir.

Hope all is well with you.............<cheers>

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AndersG
31-Mar-2016, 06:11
GofBorg,
> Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?

Still have one NW 6.5 server for sentimental reasons. Rest is SLES/OES.
I also use OpenSUSE at home as basis for my entertainment system.

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laurabuckley
31-Mar-2016, 06:16
Hi G,

Welcome back - great to hear from you.

The captcha thingy is to try prevent spammers - which you are obviously
not - but your stats are showing 0 posts, thus flagging you as a new
user.

We left Netware behind in approximately 2008 - 2009 time frame. I
believe that OES has a strong future. My GroupWise and file systems are
all on NSS which gives you the power of file system security and
stability. I just love my OES servers :) They just run and run and run
and run.......

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ketter
31-Mar-2016, 13:45
On Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:56:01 GMT, GofBorg
<GofBorg@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>Been a good long while since I've posted in here but thought I'd see who
>is still poking around.
>Not sure how everyone is getting on in this modern IT world we now live
>in. Pretty much seems to
>suck most days. So it looks like MicroFocus has begun full assimilation
>of Novell, dropping the time
>honored name from most products and transitioning to the Micro Focus
>label. I also see that Netware
>is ending extended support. My server is still chugging along. Currently
>at 408 days of uptime which coincides
>with our last full blown black out.
>
>So I am wondering those of you that have left Netware behind, which way
>did you go...
>Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?
>
>Funny story, I did a pilot for moving to Windows for fileserver. I hated
>it so much I abandoned it but I cannot
>decide if OES has a real future. SLES or even RedHat are more obvious
>choices but I often run into backup
>software problems with Linux so I'm just not certain which way to go,
>thus I am sitting on OES Netware still. None
>of these options I fear are going to offer the no-muss, no-fuss
>experience of Netware.
>
>-G
>(Why does it give me CAPTCHA saying I can bypass this by logging
>in...when I'm logged in?)

Hey G!
Good to hear from you. I really liked Netware, had used it since the
3.x days. So I was concerned about the change to linux. But I have
been real pleased with OES 11 and now OES 2015. I've been using OES
11 for quite a few years and it has turned out to be a good
replacement for Netware. NSS is a great file system. I'm running
GroupWise on OES also. ZCM for managing workstations. I moved my
websites from Netware to SLES 11, but everything else is running on
OES. iPrint works well, but I'm moving from iPrint on OES to the
iPrint appliance. Essentially still a full Novell (Microfocus) shop
here.

Regarding backups... I am using Arkeia - which was a great product.
Still works for me. But Western Digital bought them and then killed
them about a year ago. I've heard great things about SEP
www.sepusa.com Might be worth looking into. For now I'm still using
a combination of rsync and Arkeia. I need to eventually find a
different solution.

And I still access the forums via NNTP, so I don't have to deal with
captchas. :-)

Ken

Shaun Pond
31-Mar-2016, 14:39
GofBorg,

hey you old G!

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Stevo
31-Mar-2016, 14:40
KeN Etter sounds like they 'said':

> And I still access the forums via NNTP, so I don't have to deal with
> captchas. :-)
>
> Ken

So my response to KeN's comment is...

Hear hear! Me too. <G>

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AndersG
31-Mar-2016, 17:27
Shaun Pond,
> our aim is to make Windows deployment
> easy

Which translates to "Less of a pain.." :)

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laurabuckley
31-Mar-2016, 20:16
Hi,

Just to point out... the capthas are only there for the first few posts
by a new user, not an ongoing thing.

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Shaun Pond
01-Apr-2016, 08:24
Anders,

it's our aim - something to strive for :)

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GofBorg
01-Apr-2016, 21:06
laurabuckley;2424346 Wrote:
> Hi G,
>
> Welcome back - great to hear from you.
>
> The captcha thingy is to try prevent spammers - which you are obviously
> not - but your stats are showing 0 posts, thus flagging you as a new
> user.
>
> We left Netware behind in approximately 2008 - 2009 time frame. I
> believe that OES has a strong future. My GroupWise and file systems are
> all on NSS which gives you the power of file system security and
> stability. I just love my OES servers :) They just run and run and run
> and run.......
>
> Cheers,

Well this is my second post...LOL...still getting CAPTCHA'd...which is
really bad for me as I cannot normally read them.
My account got nuked back when NNTP got moved around. Somehow all my
accounts got shuffled around and eventually lost
during the Attachmate years.


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GofBorg
01-Apr-2016, 21:16
And I still access the forums via NNTP, so I don't have to deal with
captchas. :-)

Ken

I haven't been able to access Novell's NNTP since 2014 or there about.
A traceroute to the server just dies. Of course these days I'm not even
sure
what the correct settings would be for NNTP. I used to have it hooked into
my
Novell account so it would display my name and avatar but that stopped
working and
then my account completely disappeared. I was shocked I was able to login
this
last time I tried.

Anyway, it all got to be a big problem and I was really busy at work so I
just gave
up on the forum. Nice to see everyone again....still getting CAPTCHA's


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GofBorg
01-Apr-2016, 21:16
Shaun Pond;2424503 Wrote:
> Anders,
>
> it's our aim - something to strive for :)
>
> --
>
> Shaun Pond
> in my "day job" I work for ENGL; our aim is to make Windows deployment
> easy

Good luck with that....MS seems determined to make such endeavors an
effort in futility.
Good to hear from you Shaun. Is there still such a thing as BrainShare
or is that gone?


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GofBorg
01-Apr-2016, 21:26
Hello Anders,

Glad to see you are still around. Staying out of trouble?
I've seen Xuxan posting so I assume she still is wielding the
Thwack-o-matic.


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GofBorg
01-Apr-2016, 22:56
Hey Steve!
How are things in Wyoming?

I still have a NW6.5 OES running as a fileserver that's about it for
Novell which is
why I'm poking around at other solutions for files. Would like to run
Linux but just
don't have a lot of confidence in SAMBA paired with MS Office products.
Would also
probably end up working with LDAP which I don't really care for either.
Mostly it's a
devil you know versus devil you don't conundrum.


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laurabuckley
02-Apr-2016, 09:46
Hi G,

Posts in "chat" areas aren't counted, only in product forums I'm afraid.
The captcha should go away after your account has been active for a few
days, or when you post in a product related forum.

Not too sure if that helps you?

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Susan
02-Apr-2016, 13:20
Hey, G! Good to hear from you again! Sorry I can't help with your
question, other than to support what Laura, Anders, and Ken have
said, among others! :)

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Susan
02-Apr-2016, 13:20
Indeed! I'm a little older and slower with it, though! LOL :)

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Susan
02-Apr-2016, 13:25
NNTP server settings I use are just nntp.suse.com, port 119. Nothing
else special that I recall. No username or password required. :)

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AndersG
03-Apr-2016, 09:17
GofBorg,
> Staying out of trouble?

Try to :)

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Shaun Pond
04-Apr-2016, 13:54
GofBorg,

gone as far as I know, but I had an "involuntary career change" when
Micro Focus were buying Novell, so I've been with another company for
the last 2 years

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GofBorg
04-Apr-2016, 20:16
Susan;2424633 Wrote:
> NNTP server settings I use are just nntp.suse.com, port 119. Nothing
> else special that I recall. No username or password required. :)
>
> --
> Susan
> Novell Community Chat Moderator
>
> So when are you changing to MicroFocus Community Chat Moderator? :)
> Significant rebranding going on. So, I reinstalled knode and it picked
> up my old
> NNTP settings(last retrieved message was 3/26/14)...gotta love Linux,
> and I see I am set to nntp.novell.com
> port 119. I changed it to path nntp.suse.com as you have and I get the
> same result:
> Timeout on server nntp.suse.com.
>
> Traceroute dies:
>
> traceroute to nntp.suse.com (130.57.2.16), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
> 1 23-31-150-198-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net (23.31.150.198) 20.584
> ms 20.827 ms 21.055 ms
> 2 96.120.5.53 (96.120.5.53) 26.473 ms 27.311 ms 27.549 ms
> 3 68.85.91.249 (68.85.91.249) 31.530 ms 32.417 ms 32.642 ms
> 4 xe-7-0-22-0-ar01.b0atlanta.ga.atlanta.comcast.net (68.85.232.81)
> 34.179 ms xe-7-0-23-0-ar01.b0atlanta.ga.atlanta.comcast.net
> (68.85.108.229) 35.226 ms 35.436 ms
> 5 hu-0-4-0-6-cr02.56marietta.ga.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.90.81)
> 36.212 ms hu-0-4-0-4-cr02.56marietta.ga.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.95.121)
> 13.726 ms hu-0-4-0-7-cr02.56marietta.ga.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.91.77)
> 22.574 ms
> 6 hu-0-12-0-0-pe04.56marietta.ga.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.88.114)
> 20.661 ms 26.591 ms 27.157 ms
> 7 xe-0-3-1.GW1.ATL17.ALTER.NET (152.179.241.109) 25.691 ms 26.677 ms
> 26.988 ms
> 8 0.xe-11-2-0.XT4.SLT4.ALTER.NET (140.222.228.51) 79.864 ms
> 0.xe-11-2-0.XT3.SLT4.ALTER.NET (140.222.228.49) 78.374 ms 79.287 ms
> 9 GigabitEthernet7-0-0.GW10.SLT4.ALTER.NET (152.63.88.145) 79.480 ms
> GigabitEthernet6-0-0.GW10.SLT4.ALTER.NET (152.63.88.137) 80.324 ms
> GigabitEthernet7-0-0.GW10.SLT4.ALTER.NET (152.63.88.145) 79.932 ms
> 10 novell-gw.customer.alter.net (157.130.161.126) 94.023 ms 93.162 ms
> 141.533 ms
> 11 192.94.118.247 (192.94.118.247) 74.618 ms 73.448 ms 74.664 ms
> 12 * * *
> 13 * * *
> 14 * * *
> 15 * * *
> 16 * * *
> ...
> 30 * * *


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GofBorg
04-Apr-2016, 20:26
laurabuckley;2424627 Wrote:
> Hi G,
>
> Posts in "chat" areas aren't counted, only in product forums I'm afraid.
> The captcha should go away after your account has been active for a few
> days, or when you post in a product related forum.
>
> Not too sure if that helps you?
>
> Cheers,

That explains a bit but still don't know why all of my extended history
has gone bye bye in the first place.
It seems that my SUSE side info is gone as well. Oddly both Novell/SUSE
reflect my join date as the time when I lost the ability
to connect to the forums except via web interface (March 2014...instead
of 1999). Seems it might be related.
Nothing quite like crippling data loss! Woohoo!


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GofBorg
04-Apr-2016, 20:46
Shaun Pond;2424720 Wrote:
> GofBorg,
> gone as far as I know, but I had an "involuntary career change" when
> Micro Focus were buying Novell,
>

I seem to recall that now that you mention it. Getting old now so the
brain fog is kicking in.
What do you make out of this beast called Win10? Kinda funny they gave
it a version number since
this is supposed to be the last 'version' of Windows. Should have just
called it Windows since it's basically
going to be referred to by build numbers.

I have a limited pilot in my office with it and it's pretty much been
chaos. IT is becoming a moving target with all
the automatic updating software. There is no stability in the operating
environment. Getting bug reports on an almost daily basis with browsers.
The new help desk mantra
is, "Have you tried another browser?". It's a bit crazy.


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GofBorg
04-Apr-2016, 20:46
Also is it normal to not be able to edit your profile?
I get permissions issues when I click Edit Profile.

GofBorg, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be
due to one of several reasons:

Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this
page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative
features or some other privileged system?
If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your
account, or it may be awaiting activation.


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MichaelC
05-Apr-2016, 07:17
Hi G :)

This place is still like Hotel California :D

> So I am wondering those of you that have left Netware behind, which way
> did you go...
> Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?

Other - after my last NW-related position was ended in 2006, I went into
software testing for a company active in smart ticketing for a few years
(tinkering with release management while I was there). Seem to have
fallen into a career change away from front-line IT stuff and into
management, managing 4 staff & the specification for smart ticketing in
the UK.

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Shaun Pond
05-Apr-2016, 09:14
GofBorg,

a lot of our customers are starting to do Windows 10 deployments - we've just published a new blog entry on Customising the Win 10 start menu https://www.engl.co.uk/Blogs/tabid/157/Post/4405/Customising-the-Windows-10-Start-menu
it's here to stay, and I have upgraded most of my home lab machines to Win 10...

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Stevo
05-Apr-2016, 14:39
GofBorg sounds like they 'said':

>
> Hey Steve!
> How are things in Wyoming?
>
So my response to GofBorg's comment is...

Things have been ok, busy at work but that appears to be on the
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laurabuckley
05-Apr-2016, 20:06
Hi G,

Yes this is normal. Until you have passed the "Captcha" phase you can't
edit your profile as that's another way that spammers and the like
spread FUD. I'm not too sure what the "wait limit" is on editing your
profile though. I can find out if you would like me to?

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kgroneman
05-Apr-2016, 20:46
Tracing route to nntp.suse.com [130.57.2.16]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 11 ms 7 ms KIMSROUTER [192.168.1.1]
2 10 ms 18 ms 35 ms 96.120.96.65
3 9 ms 34 ms 18 ms
te-0-1-0-4-sur03.orem.ut.utah.comcast.net [68.87
..220.145]
4 11 ms 22 ms 13 ms
be-3-ar01.saltlakecity.ut.utah.comcast.net [162.
151.49.197]
5 12 ms 22 ms 18 ms
hu-0-0-0-0-ar01.sandy.ut.utah.comcast.net [162.1
51.49.102]
6 55 ms 39 ms 39 ms
be-33660-cr01.sunnyvale.ca.ibone.comcast.net [68
..86.90.145]
7 29 ms 31 ms 39 ms
be-10925-cr01.9greatoaks.ca.ibone.comcast.net [6
8.86.87.158]
8 28 ms 28 ms 34 ms 68.86.88.190
9 35 ms 34 ms 34 ms 23.30.206.94
10 43 ms 44 ms 58 ms 0.xe-11-2-0.XT3.SLT4.ALTER.NET
[140.222.228.49]

11 44 ms 51 ms 56 ms
GigabitEthernet6-0-0.GW10.SLT4.ALTER.NET [152.63
..88.137]
12 63 ms 70 ms 57 ms novell-gw.customer.alter.net
[157.130.161.126]
13 47 ms 59 ms 51 ms 192.94.118.247
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 48 ms 62 ms 61 ms nntp.opensuse.org [130.57.2.16]

Trace complete.

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in our system. Yea, spam measures keep you from editing your profile
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GofBorg
07-Apr-2016, 20:36
Kim,

As you probably recall I started on these forums in the late 90's. My
current join date is March 2016.
Both my Novell and SUSE forum profiles have been wiped clean. It doesn't
really matter at this point I can
rebuild my friends lists but do kinda miss my Wise Penguin status.


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GofBorg
07-Apr-2016, 20:36
I like Windows 10 for the most part, just not sure how this forced auto
updating is going to work out. MS has
the potential to brick millions of PC's. Quite sure I wouldn't want that
responsibility and now we are entrusting that
they won't make that mistake...to a company known for catastrophic
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GofBorg
07-Apr-2016, 20:36
Wow! Michael. Haven't heard from you in a long while.
Apparently this really is Hotel California...next thing you know LLL,
BenS and BenJ will show up.
Management is good I think. You miss a bit of being in the trenches but
good leadership
is always welcome and many companies need it.


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hendersj
08-Apr-2016, 00:06
On Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:17:45 +0000, MichaelC wrote:

> Hi G :)
>
> This place is still like Hotel California :D
>
>> So I am wondering those of you that have left Netware behind, which way
>> did you go...
>> Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?
>
> Other - after my last NW-related position was ended in 2006, I went into
> software testing for a company active in smart ticketing for a few years
> (tinkering with release management while I was there). Seem to have
> fallen into a career change away from front-line IT stuff and into
> management, managing 4 staff & the specification for smart ticketing in
> the UK.
>
> Cheers Michael

Wow, now there's a face from the past. :)

Sounds like quite the change for you - I've also gone through a similar
change (actually, as of a week ago), as I'm now managing a team of
technical writers. :)

Jim

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Shaun Pond
08-Apr-2016, 09:37
GofBorg,

I hear ya

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kgroneman
08-Apr-2016, 14:43
To keep the forum database clean/current, I clear out all accounts that
haven't logged in in over a year.

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lhaig
08-Apr-2016, 14:54
>
> So I am wondering those of you that have left Netware behind, which way
> did you go...
> Windows? SLES? OES Linux? or other?
>

I have gone straight Linux and moved in to virtualisation.

I still have some Novell product licensing that belongs to me but can't
use it as it only runs on Netware

Great to hear from you

Lance

GofBorg
11-Apr-2016, 17:37
kgroneman;2425262 Wrote:
> To keep the forum database clean/current, I clear out all accounts that
> haven't logged in in over a year.
>
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> Kim - 4/8/2016 7:42:21 AM

Inconceivable I didn't log in in over a year but okay. I know I logged
into SUSE side numerous times.
Not sure about Novell side, kinda dropped off when the NNTP traceroute
started failing. I just finished
struggling to post this, started getting bad gateway messages, got a
strange MIcrofocus login page with
folders on the left. Seems like a mess in general but that's what
happens when you have multiple mergers.


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kgroneman
11-Apr-2016, 18:19
Forum login uses Access Manager. We don't want the user password
stored in the forum software AND we want you to be able to
automatically login with the same ID on any of our sites. So when you
visit the forums and you are logged in (either from the forum or coming
from another of our sites), the system checks to see if your login ID
matches one in the forum database. If it does, it lets you in and you
are logged in but never passes your password to the forum software. If
it doesn't, it creates a new forum profile for you. (again, you have
to be logged in). If you had a forum profile before, and it was
deleted after 1 year, the next time you visit, the system would create
a new forum profile for you....which is apparently what happened in
your case. That's OK...we all know it's you. :-)

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GofBorg
11-Apr-2016, 22:46
For some reason today my SUSE account is back to normal, join date of
2008, avatar is back...bizarre.
Oh well.


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kgroneman
12-Apr-2016, 15:41
Hey GofBorg:

>For some reason today my SUSE account is back to normal, join date of
>2008, avatar is back...bizarre.

Not really bizarre. If you visited the SUSE forums within the past
year, your account there remains, even if it was deleted on the Novell
side.

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MichaelC
18-Apr-2016, 23:10
G
> Wow! Michael. Haven't heard from you in a long while.

I'm like a bad penny.... :)

> Apparently this really is Hotel California...next thing you know LLL,
> BenS and BenJ will show up.

Hehe - you never know!

> Management is good I think. You miss a bit of being in the trenches

On the whole, I'm enjoying it - I still have a foot in the trenches, but
on the technical specification side rather than IT stuff :)

> but good leadership is always welcome and many companies need it.

I'm sure my team would say something similar, while wondering where the
good leadership is going to come from :D

Cheers
Michael
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MichaelC
18-Apr-2016, 23:44
Jim
> Wow, now there's a face from the past. :)

Well, it's still the same face, just a little older :D

> Sounds like quite the change for you - I've also gone through a similar
> change (actually, as of a week ago), as I'm now managing a team of
> technical writers. :)

Excellent Jim - hope that you enjoy the change as much as I've enjoyed
mine :)

Cheers
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hendersj
19-Apr-2016, 15:58
On Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:44:52 +0000, MichaelC wrote:

> Jim
>> Wow, now there's a face from the past. :)
>
> Well, it's still the same face, just a little older :D

As are we all. :)

>> Sounds like quite the change for you - I've also gone through a similar
>> change (actually, as of a week ago), as I'm now managing a team of
>> technical writers. :)
>
> Excellent Jim - hope that you enjoy the change as much as I've enjoyed
> mine :)

Very much so. It's been an exciting couple of weeks (well, couple of
years, really) since I started with my current company. :)

Jim




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GofBorg
20-Apr-2016, 22:56
Hey Lance!

I just completed testing and decided to go with OES Linux.
One thing that draws me in is 'salvage'. Really makes a very
handy recovery tool that you just don't find an equivalent with other
NOS. I think it's a useful tool.


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lhaig
21-Apr-2016, 05:36
On 2016/04/20 11:56 PM, GofBorg wrote:
>
> Hey Lance!
>
> I just completed testing and decided to go with OES Linux.
> One thing that draws me in is 'salvage'. Really makes a very
> handy recovery tool that you just don't find an equivalent with other
> NOS. I think it's a useful tool.
>
>

OES is a great product and has some great features. I unfortunately have
not worked for anyone who needed OES, many have used SLES and I helped
migrate a retailer from running RedHat to a fully SLES environment.

It is very stable and easy to manage.

I now work for a cloud company and they are more Ubuntu focussed for
their workhorses with other OS's running on top of that.

I am sure you will have a good time getting to grips with OES. YAST is
your friend.

Lance

ketter
25-Apr-2016, 14:23
On Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:56:01 GMT, GofBorg
<GofBorg@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>Hey Lance!
>
>I just completed testing and decided to go with OES Linux.
>One thing that draws me in is 'salvage'. Really makes a very
>handy recovery tool that you just don't find an equivalent with other
>NOS. I think it's a useful tool.

OES Linux has really matured. It has been working great for me. And
I agree...salvage is a great tool. I tell my users to check that
before coming to me for a restore from backup. I rarely need to go to
my backups due to user errors because of salvage.
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Stevo
25-Apr-2016, 14:37
KeN Etter sounds like they 'said':

> OES Linux has really matured. It has been working great for me. And
> I agree...salvage is a great tool. I tell my users to check that
> before coming to me for a restore from backup. I rarely need to go to
> my backups due to user errors because of salvage.
> Ken

So my response to KeN's comment is...

Wish that was the case here. We usually get a request for a missing /
corrupted file that "the last time they checked it" was 15 - 18 months
ago..........sigh

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MichaelC
28-Apr-2016, 06:42
Jim
> As are we all. :)

Beats the alternative :)

> Very much so. It's been an exciting couple of weeks (well, couple of
> years, really) since I started with my current company. :)

That's great to hear :)

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