Linked by David Adams on Tue 8th Jul 2008 04:09 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article takes a look at the issues involved with ditching Windows for Linux. It's not the most in-depth piece, but it provides a handy introduction of the 'how's and 'why's of shifting.
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The Real Question
by diadicic on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:53 UTC
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I find that the big question that comes is not, can we move to Linux? The question that my bosses have is. WinXP is finished and Vista is a no go. Where do we go from here right now? I work for a Library System and in my Library alone we have over 130 computers. The back bone of the network is Linux/Samba based. The workstations are all windows based. What do I do for new workstations? Most venders are eliminating XP and XP based Hardware. The economy is getting worse everyday and we still need to upgrade older machines every year. I have computers that are over five years old. I can't move to Linux based workstations with the public. Hell most of staff still can’t answer the most basic windows questions. MS really screwed us.

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