Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 8 April 2002
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From: Drew Whittle For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: K12LTSP FYI, The Dunedin Linux Users Group (DunLUG - dunedin.lug.net.nz) will be doing a presentation on a product called K12LTSP this Wednesday. K12LTSP is a server setup that enables you to use old under powered PC's in a useful manner. (The old PC becomes an "X Terminal" and your applications actually run on a fast central server.) DunLUG is also working on a project to give away free copies of Linux (Provided by companies such as RedHat, Caldera, TurboLinux, Mandrake) but that project is not yet ready to go. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting on Wednesday, expert or complete Linux newbie. (The meeting details are on the website) From: Grant For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Complaint against MS There are alternatives to using MS products and I for one encourage organizations to explorer them (the NZ PCWorld magazine has several alternatively office suits on this months cover CD). However, even though there are good alternatives, the complaint is still valid given that MS tries to make it very hard to change to non-MS products – for instance trying to buy a name brand laptop without paying for Windows is almost impossible in NZ. A legal firm is also going to need to be able to exchange documents with other MS Office users with 100% certainty that the conversion worked correctly – that probably means that the firm is locked into MS products for many users – unless MS are forced to document their file formats or allow Office on Linux/BSD.Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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