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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Re: Fw:
  • From: "Mark Evans" <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 18:54:10 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20000727185407.27216.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I can't comment on corporate policy and was not aware that anyone had
> influenced Becta against OSS.
>
> Personally I think OSS is a good thing, as witnessed by the fact that
> practically all the software IFL uses is OSS. However for the average
> school, and primary schools in particular, I would question whether the
> skill set is available to install and manage a network based on Linux /
> OSS. Please don't take this the wrong way - there is a small and growing

Most of the skills to manage a network are OS independant.
Also the skill level needed to manage Windows effectivly is at least as
high as any unix like system. (In many cases higher because of the
"spaghetti" design of the OS.)

> group of schools who are using Linux very successfully. However I can see
> that it might be irresponsible for an organisation such as Becta to endorse
> the use of OSS at this stage.

But ok to endorse the use of Windows...

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