[K12OSN] D Day

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed Jun 2 10:19:25 UTC 2004

I went in and it was clear from the outset that his hands were tied.

He wanted Linux - and was very very curious as to how it would perform (I
haven't a spare machine that I could have setup to demonstrate how easy it
is to use) in the school environment.
The management however didnt see the use in using Linux as "the real world
uses Windows" - I gave up at that point, there was no point in talking to
him about it as he was on my side, it was the management who were stubborn
with it.

Strangle-hold is right - and it's really such a shame. An entire lab has to
be upgraded to make it suitable for Windows 2000.


-----Original Message-----
From: anthony baldwin [mailto:anthonybaldwin at snet.net]
Sent: 02 June 2004 10:25
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] D Day

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie wrote:
> Windows it is ... ah well :o)

I just don't get it....With so many advantages to open source, there is 
no logic whatever in choosing to shell out thousands of dollars for 
bloated, insecure, buggy, unstable software.
I don't understand why anyone chooses windows or this strangle-hold M$ 
has on our schools.  It's sickening.
Gosh, I'm probably as dissappointed as you are!


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