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Guru Tips For The Linux Road Warrior

Sep 02, 2009, 17:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"The good news is that, it is important to take some time to get your basic system and road warrior processes running smoothly. So, we can overlook some tweaking, here and there. We still need to get work done and the balance will come with time and experience.

"We should never wait for the last minute to try to get a required application working, like right before your next sales call. Work out the bugs with your new dual-screen setup before jumping on the plane for that next client presentation. Know that your library blocks outbound email before you hit that 3:00 PM deadline for your next story submission.

"One of my old corporate colleagues used to get very upset when his laptop didn't just work. Since he wore the I'm not a tech guy mantle as a badge of honor, he was dead in the water until somebody helped him troubleshoot his tech problems. We road warriors have to know our systems and depend on ourselves to get the job done because support simply might not be available. You are tech support."

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