Kubuntu in a corp. environment (was: /etc/resolv.conf file issues)

Steven Lewis day.lewis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 22:25:08 CDT 2005


On 9/27/05, James Gray <james at grayonline.id.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 00:34, Steven Lewis wrote:
> > All - the original post was a result of using my linux box in a corp.
> > environment. up to the point my linux usage was as a freelance work or
> > personal use. however i have started working in a very successful corp
> > shop that relies heavily on linux.
> >
> > My new question is how many folks are using linux in a mix Linux/Windows
> > corp. environment?
>
> My lappy runs Kubuntu (Hoary) in a Windows Active Directory environment.  I
> didn't bother with all the Samba+winbind fru-fru and simply created my
> Kubuntu account to match the userid and password I have on the Windows
> network.  Works well.
>
> I access our Exchange2000 server with Kmail over POP3.  I was using IMAP but
> found it was a bit slow and, for still unknown reasons, would occasionally
> purge entire folders causing the loss of mucho e-mail.  POP3 just works.  I
> keep a backup of my ~/Mail directory on one of our network shares.
>
> The calendaring etc on Exchange I don't use (never have).  I keep all my
> appointments in Korganiser and life is good.  I did manage to get
> Korganiser to sync-up with the Exchange calendar, but it was slow and
> tended to crash Kontact occasionally.
>
> The rest of my system just works.  DHCP over Wifi works, Konqueror handles
> NTLM authentication for me, I can browse network shares with
> "smb://server/share" in Konqueror etc.  Terminal services are handled with
> "krdc" and that also covers the VNC systems we have for remote-managing
> PC's etc.
>
> The bonus for me is that I never have to reboot.  My Windows-encumbered
> colleagues are forever swearing and cursing at their WinXP boxes (so it
> seems) but mine just keeps on going.  I had two other guys in our IT Dept
> ask if I can set them up with dual-boot so they could give Kubuntu a go :)
>
> Hope that answers some of your questions.
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
> --
> Perfection is achieved only on the point of collapse.
> - C. N. Parkinson
>
>
>
Thanks C.N. - Your comments sure does shed some light on the use of
Linux and Kubuntu specifically in a corp environment.  As well your
comments lend insight into how you coexist in a Windows AD corporate
environment using kubuntu distro.

Please all folks keep your stories ensights and tips concerning using
linux as your primary box in the corporate world.

Steve



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