435Re: [lalugs] [firstname.lastname@example.org: Please forward this]
- Sep 6, 2002Got it. BTW I'm working on a white paper on why
universities to start the switch; see
Once that's in place, I hope to try it out on UCLA and USC.
Would you be interested in doing a joint presentation
at, say, UCLA, aimed at coaxing them into supporting
Linux more widely?
Jack Denman wrote:
> People have made the migration but TechConsults has yet to do one. Red Hat is aiming for
> the desktop at years end. Since we already have a training center, we have part of our
> business plan in place. We are getting some leads from various people. Right now we are
> setting up a network, 3 workstations, mail server, database and Open Office, Star
> Office6.0, and evolution. Walt, a lawyer and the head of the San Diego Linux Users Group,
> wanted a network set up so that the press and other interested parties could see how it
> works. The price of MS Office is 425 (each) and XP at 150 (each) for the enterprise. We
> might not be able to replace all the windows software right away but some customers are
> going to save a lot of money. We need to get the word out and to have people look at a
> working open source system that can do the work of windows at a much lower cost.
> Jack Denman
> At 07:44 AM 9/4/2002, Dan Kegel wrote:
> >Hi Jack,
> >LULA would probably enjoy a presentation from you. Maybe you could
> >give a case study of a windows-to-linux migration you've been involved
> >Our web site is http://www.lula.org if you want to know more about us.
> >BTW, I run Linux internships, too. Check out
> >Might be fun to compare notes.
> >- Dan
> > > I am teaching the Linux Internship class at TechConsults in Irvine. The school
> > > is an extension of Cal-Poly University The training center prepares people
> > > for certification in Oracle, Java and others.
> > >
> > > http://www.techconsults.net/
> > >
> > > We are planning training for Linux Certifications and an outsource
> > > organization to migrate corporations and other large IT departments from
> > > Windows to Linux. We feel that the time is right for Linux to come to the
> > > desktop. The tiered services we are planning to offer are:
> > >
> > > 1.Migration to Linux including the data
> > > 2.Training and certifications
> > > 3.System Maintenance
> > >
> > > I spoke with the head IT person at the City of Garden Grove this last week.
> > > They switched to Linux in 1995 and never looked back. An outside vendor had
> > > given them a quote to convert the police station to an all windows platform
> > > for one million dollars. The city rejected the bid and they installed Linux
> > > for 300,000 and most of that was for the wiring.
> > >
> > > People from LUG are using open office as a rule. This may be the way to go for
> > > them, but 100% compliance with MS Office would have a better appeal to
> > > corporations who are addicted to Windows. We are evaluating Star Office 6.0
> > > to see how much compliance there is on this release. SUN has made the claim
> > > that it is fully compliant. The people at SuSe have told me that they are NOT
> > > going to enforce the license. The City of Garden Grove aggrees with us on
> > > this matter, the compliance with MS Office, at least for the present.
> > >
> > > We believe with good reason that Windows requires a larger IT staff than
> > > Linux. We do not have the hard evidence to present to prospective clients. My
> > > job this last week was to obtain comparative cost savings using Linux. The
> > > data is simply not available.
> > >
> > > In order to get clients and to establish a good reputation, along with a
> > > better system, we are prepared to:
> > >
> > > 1.Migrate the first customers at no cost of the labor or a money back
> > > guarantee if the customer is satisfied
> > > 2.Give seminars on Linux and the benefits of stability, lower cost and higher
> > > security to the customers.
> > >
> > > Right now we are looking for potential customers. The time has never been
> > > better for a better system than Windows.
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