Rob Andrews wrote:
I'd also forgotten I was on the list.
I'm a Network Engineer at a company that installs and supports computer
networks in schools and universities in the SouthEast U.S.
What part of the SouthEast? I'm just outside of Atlanta, GA.
I'm looking out for ways to bring linux into the
schools, but my boss won't
let me discuss it with the customers because he's afraid it will leave them
with the impression that I don't have full confidence in the other software
we install and support.
Oh, he doesn't want them to know the truth. :)
I've already had one customer ask if I can
produce a working demo of a linux
solution that would work in the TechPrep labs they have. I'm not sure if
anyone on the list is familiar with labs such as Computer Discovery, Career
Discovery, TechPrep, Technology Applications, etc., but if anyone knows how
to implement these in whole or in part using SuSe, I've got at least one
school who'd like to see it.
Not familiar here, can you describe these labs/apps?
And if I can provide one solid lead (generated by
customer request, so the
boss should be happy with that), I'll have something I can take to the boss.
He's already said it's OK to do some R&D with regard to linux as long as it
doesn't interfere with the current business we're doing.
I can understand where he's coming from. He just wants to make a profit and
avoid spooking the current customer base.
Understood. As we all know, replacing proprietary solutions with Linux
often saves money.. (larger profit)
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems in spite of Microsoft