|Date: ||Mon, 9 Jul 2001 13:14:53 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||"Michael L. Davis" <mldavis@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Michael L. Davis" <mldavis@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS/IntrNet on a laptop|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed|
Hello Steve and other SAS-L Friends,
I'm pretty sure that NT is *not* a requirement for running SAS/IntrNet on a
laptop although that is what I've been using for development and demos for
the past two years. I like NT over Windows 95, 98 and especially ME. NT
is much more reliable than these versions of Windows, a good trait for an
operating system that you want to demo with ;-)
Another good feature of NT (and Windows 2000) is that you can employ the
NTFS (NT File System) instead of FAT16 or FAT32. Big advantage here is
that your web site often consists of lots of files and an NTFS partition
likely to waste less of your precious laptop disk space.
I've been using MS Personal Web Manager, which is the NT flavor of Personal
Web Server and it's worked fine for me. You get it by visiting "Uncle
Bill's" (Microsoft's) web site and downloading the NT Options Pack. Other
folks swear by Apache so you probably can't go very far wrong with it, either.
Two other candidate operating systems for your laptop would be Windows 2000
and Linux. I'm testing a new laptop which came pre-loaded with Windows
2000 and I'm going to make it a dual-boot machine with Red Hat 6.2 as the
other operating system. Reason for Red Hat 6.2 is because that is the
fully supported, reference version of Linux for SAS.
If I learn anything interesting while doing this, I'll be sure to let my
pals on the "L" know.
- Michael "Mad Doggy" Davis
At 11:49 AM 7/9/01 -0400, "James, Steve" <spj1@CDC.GOV> wrote:
>We are interested in putting SAS/IntrNet on a laptop so that we can do demos
>of our web application without the need for an internet connection. I've
>seen SAS Institute employees do this at conferences so I know it can be
>done. I'm mainly wondering if anyone has any recommendations for the best
>type of setup.
>I've seen it down with NT but don't know if that's a requirement or not. I
>also don't know if the Personal Web Server that comes with Windows is the
>best choice or not. Someone told me that it's kind of flakey. Any
>recommendations would be appreciated.
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Michael L. Davis
Bassett Consulting Services, Inc.
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