RE: How do you use VMs?

Subject: RE: How do you use VMs?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 17:52:28 +0000

That's great, Jay -- thanks so much.

I was a serious TeX user back in '84-'85. (A lot of people don't know pronounced "Tek" or at least it was back then.)

Never really formally learned LaTeX (LAH-Tek for the contemporaries:), but picked up enough to use it in the early 90's to generate new hire engineering bios for the company's weekly report.

Both would be fun to play around with in a VM. I'd also like to learn Linux which I imagine is not much different from Unix back then, another heavy staple in those days.

Good point too about the older software. I can totally see that.

Thanks so much for these great use cases!


On Friday, August 05, 2016 6:06 PM, Jay Maechtlen wrote:

I have a few VMs that I use from time to time.
Some have one version or another of Linux - to play with whatever software catches my eye.
I installed LaTex a while back, just for fun.
Some others have obsolete versions of Windows on them - one with CorelDraw 11 and Ventura Publisher 8.
Why clutter up my machine with stuff I seldom use?

So, those are just ways to un-clutter the main install.

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