[K12OSN] PD for staff (really OO)

Andrew Fournier adfour at mtaonline.net
Wed Apr 21 01:03:35 UTC 2004

Ahhhh... I wondered what besides politics would be an issue at a
A. Fournier
On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 06:10, Barry Solof wrote:
> >>This always makes me wonder, how did school IT deal with moving, say,
> >>from Apple II and the like, to Win3.1 or Mac, back when that transition
> >>took place?
> We're not running a school network, this network is a local county government.  There are over 50 departments and it seems almost all of them have some specialized application that runs on doze.  We figure only about 20% of all of our computers run without a critial windoze app. 
> The social issue is almost worse than the technical one, too.  There are departments that will scream and yell if we try to change *anything* they do.  It doesn't matter if we can save tons of money or not, these folks are going to fight any change tooth and nail.  
> Luckily, the managers and administrators are a lot more open to saving money and tend to force the issue.  But you really have to wait for the right political moment to force change like this because a lot of people resent it.
> Frankly, I believe it would be a lot easier to transition away from doze if this was a school.
> It would be *fantastic* if we could jump into K12LTSP soon.  It would save so much time and money...
> Barry
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