12412Re: [fhctech] Family History Centers on Ubuntu
- May 2, 2008What applications do you run in your FHC other then a Internet
browser? If you don't have any, you are missing out.
How will you get them (or some facsimile) to run on a Linux machine?
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Marion Smith <marionsmith_98@...> wrote:
> I was hoping to get a feel for what other FHC technicians (computer
> experianced persons) think of the idea of switching FHCs (the whole
> church for that matter) to Linux (I lean toward Ubuntu)?
> The reasons I think we should consider it:
> The cost is low (or nothing).
> Members to do the same at home with spending money.
> Most family search work is migrating to the web anyway.
> We could promote OpenOffice.
> Members are spending money to upgrade MS Office to stay current.
> Not even Office 2007 is compatable with Office 2003.
> Ubuntu can run on lower grade machines.
> Most church software is already portable (I think MLS is written in Java).
> The open source community would help to port PAF to Java or Python.
> The chuch in the third world could be on exactly the same software as
> in the US.
> Members in the third world are more likely to be able to get a machine
> to run Linux that Windows.
> We wouldn't be beholding to MS.
> The course that MS is taking Windows and Office is not good.
> Linux and open source is more in keeping with the Mormon spirit of
> Do you think this is a good idea?
> Do you I should create a Yahoo group to further this idea?
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