Doing the Remote Work Thang - Redux
By Eric Reid-ISV Engineering-Oracle on Oct 01, 2007
Over three years ago, I posted of my home office setup... much change in the interim, and thought it might be interesting to document the differences...
| August 2004||October 2007 |
|Desktop||Sun Ultra80 SPARC workstation running Solaris 9 update 6||Shuttle SK83G AMD64 workstation running OpenSolaris NV73|
|Laptop||Toshiba Tecra 9100 running Sun JDS rev 2||Toshiba Tecra M2 running OpenSolaris NV73|
|Printer||Lexmark Z51 inkjet (via CUPS)||HP DeskJet 6980 wireless inkjet (via CUPS) |
| Internet Connection||ADSL @ 380K/165K - $80/mon||Cable broadband @ 10M/300K - $45/mon |
|Phone||2-line 900 MHz wireless||2-line 2.4 GHz wireless|
And what have we learned here?...
- Yes, most everything is cheaper and faster
- Solaris is completely usable as a day-to-day desktop
- Sun has been great at continuing to support my remoteness, including but not limited to subsidizing most of this equipment