[K12OSN] Management--in regards to IE requirement
Terrell Prude', Jr.
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon May 24 02:21:53 UTC 2004
Caleb Wagnon wrote:
>Les Bell said:
>>But to be honest, the tools available for a network roll-out of IE (the
>>IEAK), plus the way it works with roaming profiles, are way ahead of
>Netscape >et al. That really frosts me, but it's the way it is. . .
>Management is the big kicker with a lot of opensource goodies. We're moving to
>Novell nterprise services for linux...since edirectory and all the management
>tools are uber cool. For things like mozilla to become more successful...they
>really need to work better with microsoft setups...since that still is the
>primary OS in most cases. I mean mozilla is great for my workstation...but try
>managing profiles, keeping it updated, and just rolling it out to 1,000
Not a problem. My district is a "Microsoft shop" and does this now with
Netscape 7 and thousands of Windows clients. It's called Symantec
Ghost. We make the "perfect" workstation, give the individual site
admins the CDs of said Ghost image, and they blow it to a bunch of
clients at their schools/sites. So far, Netscape 7 has worked just
dandily in this scenario, and I don't see why either "classic" Mozilla
or Firefox wouldn't.
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