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Re: [K12OSN] OT Computer Hardware/Software Inventory



Isn't Dell supposed to start offering Ubuntu Server Edition on their
servers? I would imagine that Dell would also have support for that
product.

>>> "Conrad Lawes" <pxeboot gmail com> 12/19/07 11:01 AM >>>
I agree with your comment regarding Ubuntu.  Redhat and Suse are much
better
OSes for mission-critical and line-of-business applications.  Many
commercial software vendors only offer support for Redhat and  Novell
Suse,
e.g. Scalix, Zimbra, Postpath, etc.


On Dec 19, 2007 1:46 PM, James P. Kinney III
<jkinney localnetsolutions com>
wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 17:09 -0600, Kemp, Levi wrote:
> > Ok I appreciate everyone's opinion on this, and actually after I did
> > more reading I'm thinking OCS is the way to go. I'm unsure when I'll
get
> > it up and running but I'll report back how it goes. If the client
> > install pushed down through the network doesn't cause any issues I
may
> > just get an inventory going then show the Coordinator. He impresses
> > better with results then talk.
> >
> > And completely off topic from my question - The other Tech
Specialist
> > and I are listening in on a MORE.Net webinar about Linux Desktops in
> > Education, and he is actually going to try installing a distro to
see
> > what it is like ;-) By the way this guy is (was I guess) very
> > MicroCentric, so this may really turn the school around. This was
> > brought on because he had a demo thin client from HP with the
embedded
> > Linux, liked it, purchased a lot with Windows CE (don't ask me why)
and
> > was so annoyed with performance he spent a whole day flashing them
all
> > to the Linux.
>
> Another convert!! This may start a flame war but...
>
> I know that Ubuntu is the current "darling" of the Linux distro's but
I
> don't recommend it. There are a lot of eye candy nice touches but
> overall what I have seen of it is the QA of the releases is not on par
> with the QA of Fedora releases (which is _way_ sloppier than official
> RedHat). If the budget is tight use CentOS. Get one machine with
RedHat
> for the support.
>
> Be sure to tell the person that the time spent reflashing the drive
> could have been spent setting up a K12LTSP server and then no more
drive
> flashing - EVER! :)
>
> >
> > For those of you interested or living in MO, here is the link.
> > http://econ.more.net/GA/main/00000000f6ac0b0116764dd881007f83
> >
> >
> > Levi Kemp
> > Technology Specialist
> > Bolivar R-1 Schools
> > 417-328-8943
> > lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us
> >
> > "The only secure computer is one that's unplugged, locked in a safe,
and
> > buried 20 feet under the ground in a secret location... and I'm not
even
> > too sure about that one"
> >
> >         --Dennis Hughes, FBI
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]
On
> > Behalf Of Barry Cisna
> > Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:44 PM
> > To: k12osn redhat com
> > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT Computer Hardware/Software Inventory
> >
> > Levi,
> >
> > We have been using OCSInventory-NG for about two years now. One
peice of
> > software that saves LOTS of leg work! As others mentioned here works
> > just
> > as slick on Winders as it does on linux. You can also push out
software
> > to
> > individual Pc's with it as well. Works tons better than doing
installs
> > via
> > MS software installer blah blah stuff via AD.Shows all installed
> > software
> > right down to the bios version on each box. It's ALL accurate
too!The
> > latest client version works like a champ on Winders Vista too( If
you
> > are
> > saddled with this misfortune as we are:-).
> > Give it a spin, You'll be up and running with it in about an hour
once
> > you
> > get it all downloaded to a linux server.
> >
> > Take Care,
> >
> > Barry Cisna
> >
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-- 
Regards,
Conrad Lawes


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