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12412Re: [fhctech] Family History Centers on Ubuntu

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  • Russell Hltn
    May 2, 2008
      What 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-it-yourself.
      > Do you think this is a good idea?
      > Do you I should create a Yahoo group to further this idea?
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