On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 10:33:26AM +0000, Gavin Henrick wrote:
> I simply do not understand how they could claim this? (for the SME
> concerned We have speced a linux machine, which will sit on their leased
> line as a local mail server, document storage, etc
I agree completely! As far as how well Linux works these days, well I got
a very nice mail the other evening - from an elderly nun who lives out in
Kildare or Meath or Westmeath or somewhere like that. She does a little
computer training course, just bits of web, email, word processing, that
kind of thing.
I set up a Debian box, running just samba, squid, djbdns, postfix, courier
IMAP, fetchmail, and a slightly customised webmin for administration. Okay
it just does file sharing, Internet access, and email accounts for the
students etc., so not a hard task at all to set up.
BUT I got a mail from her the other evening thanking me for the work, and
saying that she had found no problems using or administering the system
for the past year that she's had the box, with no support from any Unixy
I think that puts the excuses of SMEs to shame, when somebody working on
their own, with just Windows experience, can be extremely content with the
system. Costs? Almost nothing, no maintenance over a year. And the
impression people have? She's been complimented on the very professional
setup she has.
So, HA! to that quote saying that Windows Server is REQUIRED. Sheesh.
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