... in a handbasket (inahandbasket) wrote,
... in a handbasket
inahandbasket

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So there's this guy who works in the mailroom at my office. Heavy African accent (sorry, don't know what language, but he also speaks French), friendly guy. Somewhat computer savvy, does some programming in his spare time. More programming savvy than actually computer usage though. He likes to come over and bug us helpdesk guys for advice on whatever he screwed up most recently on his computer, or whatever weird crap he's trying to pull off that his hardware/software wasn't ever intended to do. (Not hacker style, just a guy expecting too much from his consumer technology.)

anyway, I just helped him get Oracle 10 installed on his brand new powerbook. He'd bought a copy of OSX Server that he was going to install, and I was like "woah woah woah buddy! keep that software box sealed! Just throw Oracle on the base version of OSX, should fire right up. It's a BSD core afterall, Server just has some shiny addons." So he did, and it did, so he can return that wikid expensive copy of OSX Server and pocket the cash.

silly people...
not even trying it on the standard edition before dropping a wad of cash on expensive software...

Good deed for the day, accomplished.
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