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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I recently installed WinXP as a virtual machine using VMWare Player on my home Linux machine. It's quite remarkable and makes testing Perl on both platforms much easier. (Still stuck with the work-issued WinXP laptop, though.)

    You might experiment with it and see if it might give you more flexibility. Even a virtual XP on XP might let you do what you need as a different user without interrupting things going on in the main OS.

    • You might experiment with it and see if it might give you more flexibility. Even a virtual XP on XP might let you do what you need as a different user without interrupting things going on in the main OS.

      This is definitely interesting. If I were not lazy enough to try it, I would have installed Linux on the laptop too, and would be working mostly with it. See above re laziness. Actually my home pc is a mess and I've been wanting to work on it for months, failing to do so for quite about the same period. Indeed the reason why I "need" to switch user is to handle the laptop to daddy and "park" him browsing the web for his planes while I have something else to do, most notably watching tv, which is normally his realm instead. Quite lo-fly for whatever you may have thought of initially, isn't it?

      Alternatively there are tons of alternative ways to obtain what I want, like launching the browser through runas, about which I've just learnt and that AIUI amounts more or less to the redmondish version of sudo. (Although a quick peek into its help seems to suggest it's as usual more -unnecessarily- complex and bloated.)

      Still, it eludes my comprehension why something as conceptually simple as keeping a connection up while users do... things, like logging in, logging out, and so on, is not achievable out of the box. For an OS that is alleged to be user friendly...

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      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__