Re: Heard on the street
Mickey Baker <fishflorida@...>
Several years ago, I was working as a CTO of a government organization. We were low on funds to purchase public access PCs that we put in the libraries for people to use, but had a room full of discarded desktop computers from a recent replacement project. We had no extra seats of Microsoft products for these computers.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
We put a flavor of Linux and OpenOffice on those PCs, deployed them to 4 different libraries and had zero complaints.
After a bit of tweaking, Linux looked so much like Windoze that the casual user didn't notice a serious difference. Five years later, that practice is still in use - when used desktop PC's are replaced, they go to the libraries and to the jail for use, running Linux, costing the local government nothing.
There is nothing to worry about. Linux is generally more stable that Windows XP and at least as easy to use. This is nothing to fret about.
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Steve <stevewa206@...> wrote:
Mickey Baker, N4MB
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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