[K12OSN] Management--in regards to IE requirement

Yancey B. Jones ybjones at one.net
Mon May 24 13:50:37 UTC 2004

> 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 windows clients.

I would think with that many clients that SMS (or the like) might be in
order. You would have that same issue for many software products - including
MS products (even if you are using group policies in an AD domain).

Wouldn't it make more sense for management to standardize what server
platform they develop on rather that what client to develop to? I could
understand saying that they want a standard development platform - whether
it be JSP, ASP, ASPX or whatever. Just make sure that any HTML/XHTML spit
out by the server is compliant with the W3C standards. I think it's a bad
idea to use ActiveX controls or VBScript on the client side. Besides,
doesn't it defeat the purpose of a Web app when it only runs on one


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