Sounds like a supervisor is imprinted with the Microsoft Method of ....
Locate a local LINUX user group to see how they compare Windoze to
LINUX. You will find a number of similarities. Then there is NOVELL who
purchased XIMIAN in 2002 and SUSE in 2003. XIMIAN does a slick desktop
and interfaces to Outlook. Then there's KNOPPIX. A fully functional
LINUX on a CD (I and a number of folks use KNOPPIX as a diagnostic
tool). The CD boots and mounts existing drives as READONLY. So you can
use the supplied OpenOffice to access existing DOC, XLS, and PPT files.
You can also run the browser to access the network/internet.
Oh, and have fun!
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>> Rob Andrews <rob(a)jam.rr.com> 05/26/2004
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.
I'm looking out for ways to bring linux into the schools, but my boss
let me discuss it with the customers because he's afraid it will leave
with the impression that I don't have full confidence in the other
we install and support.
I've already had one customer ask if I can produce a working demo of a
solution that would work in the TechPrep labs they have. I'm not sure
anyone on the list is familiar with labs such as Computer Discovery,
Discovery, TechPrep, Technology Applications, etc., but if anyone knows
to implement these in whole or in part using SuSe, I've got at least
school who'd like to see it.
And if I can provide one solid lead (generated by customer request, so
boss should be happy with that), I'll have something I can take to the
He's already said it's OK to do some R&D with regard to linux as long
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
avoid spooking the current customer base.
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