Work form home? Simple enough

KuJoe

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I would rather work at my desk than work from home. It's just easier with less distractions and I can listen to my music or watch my movies as loud as I want without waking people up. Heck, even on holidays when I have the night off I still go into work with some pizza and Netflix, the conference rooms are 100x better than any movie theater I've ever been to. :)
 

raindog308

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I use a VirtualBox VM to connect to work as well, mainly so that I can continue to access my home network (e.g., iTunes on the NAS) on the physical host while VPN'd.

But I use Win 7 in the VM, not XP :)
 

pcan

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To open my desktop at work from my home PC, I simply double click a remote desktop connection icon, with the remote desktop gateway section filled. The Windows remote desktop gateway service at the office does manage the VPN tunnel and forwards the RDP session to the relevant machine. This does not disrupt the regular networking of the home PC, because the SSL VPN is limited to the RDP session. It is not the most secure setup available, but still pretty good on a security standpoint, cheap and brain dead simple.

I still remember the time before the widespread adoption of Windows 2000, when I had to go at the office after dinner to reboot servers; the wonderful Windows NT had a scheduler, but let'say it was not perfect. That was a pain.
 

KuJoe

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We started using VDIs at work which is much much better than lugging around a work laptop and easier than logging into the VPN. I've got the Citrix Receiver app on my tablet so I can even use that if I don't want to power up my home laptop.
 

Everyday

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Virtual Desktop is the way to go! We setup a bunch for accounting firms so now they don't have to take data with them and they can work together from anywhere. 

I love working from home though.
 

drmike

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I would rather work at my desk than work from home. It's just easier with less distractions and I can listen to my music or watch my movies as loud as I want without waking people up. Heck, even on holidays when I have the night off I still go into work with some pizza and Netflix, the conference rooms are 100x better than any movie theater I've ever been to. :)
I have one word for the work at home group: KIDS.

I ahh, like offices, sort of.  Escape from home, interact with adults... Most of us wash our hinds, put on fresh clothes, freshen up...

I'd probably be horrified stopping by to visit most of you work at homers.
 

fixidixi

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@drmike:

well both. i have debian+win7 installed on both my laptop and the [email protected] im using an xp image as its way much smaller then a win7 install and its only purpose is to run mstsc and the vpn client. not too long ago ive re-discovered that there is an snx client out there for linux, but still had some trouble running openvpn along that, so yea virtualbox->vpn->rdp session is the way to go. sometimes rdp2 :)
 

drmike

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I avoid Winblows, too drafty for my liking.  Windows is like a portal.  If there is another dimension, entering it to reach hell surely must involve going through Windows.

Been chilling lately with this x2go which is peachy.  Can't get the audio part figured out, but hey it's all Linux, whatcha' expect?  Audio over net seems kind of abusive to me.   Like, my desktop is laggy, while I stream audio :)
 
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TruvisT

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We started using VDIs at work which is much much better than lugging around a work laptop and easier than logging into the VPN. I've got the Citrix Receiver app on my tablet so I can even use that if I don't want to power up my home laptop.
How we do it. My new laptop Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 just came in today and I am using it right now and in a few seconds I have everything like I never left it. It is so great too when you are on the go and work from 3 laptops and a desktop on a daily basis.
 

Everyday

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For Virtual Desktop we also use thin clients in the office so you don't even need a pc or laptop. Eliminates the need for a hardware refresh, licensing, etc.

I learned to work from home from my Dad. He said no matter what, get up, take a shower, get dressed and have a room that can be your office. When you go in there you're at work. Don't think of it as home, just think of it as a really short commute.
 

pcan

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Any suggestions for VDIs with decent GPU support? Or is the tech not there yet?
It is not there, definitely. I recently tried even the most expensive solutions (it would be nice to use VDI for 3D CAD applications), but performance is barely sufficient, at best, and stability is lower than a non-virtualized setup. Citrix seems to have the edge, anyway.
 
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