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RE: [SLE] the future of Linux?
- From: jack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jack Malone)
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 13:15:50 -0600
- Message-id: <126.96.36.19900317131428.00a2bd50@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
You might get her to check at school an see if she can ge an education
version as a study.
I know at One of the local colleges here in tyler that you can get a study
copy of ms office for abt $40 or so. just a suggestion
At 11:48 AM 3/17/00 +0000, Samy Elashmawy wrote:
>M$ is also entrenched in the colledge and school system. My wife nneds to
>get a copy of M$ Office , or otherwise stay after/before calss to use the
>colledge cpus to do some of the ocuse work. Thats all they use. They state
>thats becouse the buissines world used M$. So it looks like I'll be getting
>acopy for her. Shes taking CIS and I guess there no way around it. I am not
>looking foward to more crashes and blue screen, I get enough of those from
>all the instaall/deinstall od kids programs. Just got done formating and
>reinstalling the system a week ago. Thats how bad it got. Its calmed down
>for now, untill more stuff gets put on it.
>O think it just a M$ tacktic to get as meny on the M$ bandwagon as early as
>possable. Note that Korea turned down a M$ proposal to putt M$ on all there
>educational iustitutes. They saw it wotr wat it was. A try to get the M$
>foot in the door. Hence there attempt to go solely with linux for there
>educational need. Looks like they wetre right.
>I deffinatly think there will be a lot of noise/outrage from the new
>licencing key issue , especiualy once consumers want to reinstall it.
>Especialy after forking over severl hu=ndred bucks just to get a one shot
>isntall , not to mention that once you suport is up you will need to poay
>what ever the going single teck support call rate that is in effect so that
>Teck can say you need to re install , and then the antics can realy start
>with the key fiasco.
>At 03:28 PM 3/17/2000 +0000, Paul Sims wrote:
> >I'd argue with that - the majority of Windows users are corporate users.
> >They usually know how to use the tools they are given to do their job, very
> >few are IT literate to the point of being able to change screen resolution
> >without a call to the helpdesk. I work day-to-day in an M$ shop, it's
> >frightening that even something as simple as changing a font is seen as a
> >major challenge. At least it stops them meddling.......Office is popular
> >because it forms a platform for the corporates to develop their own apps
> >on. Again, there's a world of difference between knowing that pushing
> >button "Connect to mainframe" gets them into the Accounts system, another
> >entirely to know what happens when the button is pushed.
> >Most Windows users wouldn't notice if you put Linux on their boxes, as long
> >as the apps worked the same.
> >On Friday, March 17, 2000 3:20 PM, Chris [SMTP:Admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> >> Look, your all missing one fundamental point. Users know windows and
> >they know
> >> MS-Office, that keeps MS on top.
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