Re: PC Week: "Linux deserves a place in your server room"
- You've just giving me a positively wicked idea Erik :)
The Joint Install fest that I had suggested, I wonder if it might be
possible to have it be like a mini expo type thing, we could setup
'booths' (probably just tables) around the room (where we, SCLUG, met
would be good lots of room) and demo different stuff, show people what can
be done, etc. etc. and maybe have a few areas on installing different
stuff, such as samba. Whatcha guys think?
Gareth J. Greenaway | gareth@...
"Do you think you're God? God, Root, what is difference?"
On Mon, 20 Sep 1999, Erik Hovland wrote:
> From: Erik Hovland <ehovland@...>
> > PC Week says Linux is ready to use for small businesses
> > for some things - but it has some weaknesses, namely
> > it's difficult to install, and it's difficult to administer
> > Samba. See
> > http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/stories/reviews/0,6755,2336257,00.html
> > Perhaps we could use that latter page as a guide to what
> > we need to teach people to improve Linux's penetration into
> > the machine room.
> I agree. We should take 'interesting' articles like this and use them to
> construct tutorials and demos that show how almost every point is wrong.
> A fair amount of that article is FUD. For example:
> "Sendmail is quite an undertaking to troubleshoot and configure properly,
> especially for a novice."
> First off the person writing the article says configuring M$ exchange is
> easy, I could drum up plenty of anecdotal evidence to the contrary. But
> sendmail out of the box on redhat works pretty well for the novice and needs
> no troubleshooting or configuring.
> "Linux lacks the elevator-seeking, caching, prefetch, and other techniques
> found in NetWare or Windows."
> Samba is the thing that supposedly doesn't have this stuff. But it does and has
> had it since 1.9.x. Maybe not all the bells and whistles of netware but
> certainly oplocks and caching like NT has. I know, preaching to the choir.
> So getting something that proves all that wrong would be very helpful. Also it
> would be a great idea to add these demos and such to the installfest. Many
> of the people that strolled by our installfest didn't have a computer but they
> did want plenty of info on what linux could do.
> I offer to have a Samba 'booth' at this installfest coming up on 10/23 if
> anyone is interested in the help.
> Erik Hovland
> USC Linux User Group President
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