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I am seriously considering hiding my laptop (I got "questioned" by management when I had it sitting on my desk) and hooking it up to the primary monitor with one of those sync keyboard and mouse to the desktop box and other monitor.
Hmmm... as I start thinking about the smallest SBC I can find that still runs Visual Studio and will probably do so with better performance. Stick it to the back of the monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, ... YEAH, THAT'S THE TICKET!
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Not to mention converting nice relational data to flat files so they can be SFTP'd to third party vendors that still use COBOL.
Oh dear Cthulhu, they do realize this isn't 1975 anymore, right?
System.ItDidntWorkException: Something didn't work as expected.
I use the Gigabyte Brix PRo i7, 32GB RAM 2 1TB SSDs. It is mounted on the back of my monitor. have been using this for over 4 years, no complaints and do not see a need to upgrade (yet).
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I would buy my own SSD, and upgrade the machine. Add 8GB of memory to it, if it takes it.
And consider it a GIFT to the company for my Peace of Mind.
And I would say NOTHING.
I am sure you are there after hours, like I was.
I remember buying my own DayTrader Video Adapter for Windows 95 to get dual monitors for my work PC.
I was able to scavenge an unused monitor. It was worth it.
I wonder how you got that to work.
I like to have my work on a separate drive from the system. On my old laptop, I created a partition -- and received a very slight slap on the wrist. On my new laptop I decided to create a virtual hard drive -- and it worked. But, I noticed things slowing down as I copied my files to it from my old laptop... And finally realized that the anti-virus must have been rescanning the vhd file every time a change was made.
I removed the vhd and I'm simply using subst now. Alas.
So, if your VM is likewise stored in a file on your disk, why it's it not similarly impacted? Or is it not local?
After playing around with Docker I started wondering if something exists that provides similar functionality for Windows. Say I have a new laptop that I got from HP (I do), I want to be able to create a VHD that I could somehow launch that would then virtually store any changes to my Windows installation, files, registry, etc as another layer on top of what is running on my laptop. I would then be able for example install development software like Visual Studio. Even better I could have two of these VHDs with different versions of Visual Studio, maybe one is a Preview I want to play with. When I'm doing with it, I just delete the VHD and my system is back to the way it came from the factory. I seem to remember 20 years ago when I worked in IT in college we had some software we used for lab computers that kinda worked like this, Deepfreeze maybe? Thanks for any ideas if ya'll know of something like this.
Since my laptop is a little constrained in terms of RAM and CPU I was essentially hoping for something similar to a virtual machine or docker but that is based on the System OS running on my laptop, rather than having to run 2 separate OS's if that makes sense.
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