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  • gareth@wiked.org
    Pitch this to CSUN too. This semester they ve switched a lab from 2000 to XP and the 2nd unix lab has been transformed to 2000. We re down to one un*x lab.
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 6, 2002
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      Pitch this to CSUN too. This semester they've switched a lab from 2000
      to XP and the 2nd unix lab has been transformed to 2000. We're down to
      one un*x lab.


      Gareth

      On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 03:29:57PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
      > Got it. BTW I'm working on a white paper on why
      > universities to start the switch; see
      > http://kegel.com/linux/edu/
      > 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?
      > - Dan
      >
      > 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
      > > >in?
      > > >Our web site is http://www.lula.org if you want to know more about us.
      > > >
      > > >BTW, I run Linux internships, too. Check out
      > > >http://www.kegel.com/academy/
      > > >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.
      >
      >
      > Los Angeles Linux User Groups
      > http://www.lalugs.org
      >
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      >
      >

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      Gareth J. Greenaway
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