Back on Linux

Back on Linux by David Whelan I scrounged up an old Dell Optiplex and blasted off Windows and replaced it with a nice fresh installation of Etch. It was the perfect time to migrate this Plone site off Windows once and for all and it couldn’t have been smoother. Back on Linux

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Debian Etch has got a really nice default interface – somehow even easier to use than Sarge, which I have running on an ancient (as opposed to old) Compaq Presario.  I grabbed the Plone package (plone-site) and the install went like clockwork.  I migrated my extra products and replaced the data.fs file, and I was back in business.  It couldn’t have gone more smoothly.

I have not spent much time in benchmarking Plone on Windows or Plone on Linux, but the Windows machine always *seemed* to be much slower.  And Plone was a significant memory hog, making using any applications on the Windows XP machine far more frustrating than normal.

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David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.