[SATLUG] Disney and HP collaboration - backup, why take chances and why not open-source program ?

D Villarreal dvprogs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 11:09:53 CDT 2009

> Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:22:12 -0500 From: Don Wright <
> satlug at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [SATLUG] [OT] Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour ... in [SA] on
> Aug 14-16 at Sunset Station... "all for FREE!"
> http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/christmascaroltraintour/
> Anyway, the technology is sponsored by HP there's probably some Linux in
> there somewhere.  --Don

>From June 18, 2002
HP Drives Next-generation Animation on Linux with Walt Disney Feature
read the fine print at the bottom.

Oct. 9, 2003
HP and Disney Launch 10-year Strategic Alliance
"...provides Walt Disney Feature Animation with HP's Linux-based
workstations and servers as components in its next-generation digital
animation production pipeline..." More fine print

Interesting history of the two companies working together...
undated one page pdf...
html link otherwise...
"... In 1938, Disney purchased eight oscillators from HP founders Bill
Hewlett and Dave Packard for use in the sound design of Fantasia..."

virtual museum info

Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 15:59:00 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Arthur Hall <art.hall at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [SATLUG] A Hardware Challenge
> To: San Antonio Linux Users Group <satlug at satlug.org>
> A donated Compaq Presario 2200 is presenting a hardware challenge.  It has
> a 1.6GB Seagate hard drive, 48MB of RAM, one CD-ROM drive, one 3 1/2" drive,
> no expansion slots, no USB ports, and only one IDE cable connector on the
> mother board.  It's currently running Windows 2000 quite nicely, which would
> probably delight one of our refugee families.  The first problem is that
> there's less than a GB of free space left on the hard drive and there's no
> kind of office suite loaded.  Even Open Office wouldn't have enough space.
>  The second problem is that they like Windows or at least a close
> approximation of it, so one of the smaller Linux versions like Puppy or DSL
> wouldn't appeal to them.  (Besides, I tried loading them and neither would
> function even as a live CD, let alone an installed version.)  I'd like to
> put in a larger hard drive and to clone the current drive, since it's
> working well in spite of the limited RAM.  Hence the challenge - to
>  clone you need IDE or USB feeds to the source and target drives, plus a
> feed to the CD-ROM.  With only one mother board connection for an IDE cable,
> I'm short one connection for hard drives and the CD-ROM.  Suggestions?
> Art

check this out...

Partimage is available in this distro...


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