On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 15:34, Derek Harding wrote:
My old school is about to ditch Novell because it
can't afford the licences
anymore. The organisation want to move to NT because they can get an
educational deal on the licencing.
Perhaps you should suggest Samba on GNU/Linux.
ITWeek summed it up rather nicely recently:
Costs less (i.e the time to set it up), runs faster on the same
hardware, more reliable, no forced upgrades, no subscription, scales
better, no costs of license maintainance, and no transfer of government
funds to a foreign multi-national.
With webmin-samba it's probably slightly easier to administer than a
Windows server too, so even the point-and-drool adicts have no excuse
for not using it.
The only downside is that Microsoft, via the BSA and the UK & European
patent offices, may be able to enforce their ludicrous patents and thus
snuff out Samba from existance, but at least you'll get a few years of
freedom until they pull that one off, and it might never happen.
Say no to software patents! http://petition.eurolinux.org/
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