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Re: [K12OSN] Comment from principal about lab.



Yes, inquire in a positive, helpful, interested way, not in the sarcastic, juevenile manner that my original comment suggested (that's why I said don't say it out loud). Most adults are afraid of their computers, are afraid they'll stop working, are insecure about their ability to use them effectively, etc. If you can understand those anxieties, then you can provide answers to solve those problems so that people like the principal become advocates not just bystanders (in theory, anyway).

Petre

rmcdaniel indata us wrote:
Have you asked him why he would like to see MS computers???  Maybe if
you can get him to expound on the comment you may find out what is
important and then be able to present a better case to him.


Ron



Ronald R. McDaniel
Conecuh County Schools
(251) 578-1752 x30
(251) 363-3201 cell
1*4238*104 SouthernLinc
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Comment from principal about lab.
From: "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman cmosnetworks com>
Date: Tue, March 06, 2007 9:22 am
To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
<k12osn redhat com>

      That is...until you stop volunteering.  I sure wouldn't volunteer at a place that ripped out a working, functional LTSP setup.  You want MS Windows, then you're paying me high dollar because maintenance on it is such a pain.
--TP _______________________________ Do you GNU!? Microsoft Free since 2003--the ultimate antivirus protection! Joseph Bishay wrote: I guess part of the problem is that much of this work is being done on a volunteer basis. Thus increased manhours isn't too daunting if they can get Windows. Joseph On 3/5/07, Les Mikesell <les futuresource com> wrote: Joseph Bishay wrote: > Hello, > > So I thought I would vent here. I was at the school just checking on > the lab after a power failure. > > I was using the boot floppy on the clients and made the comment that > hopefully in our new school (see the other thread about a new > building.) we would not need the boot disks. The principal replies > with "hopefully in the new school we will have Windows instead of > this." > > * Sigh* I wonder why I ever bother. It might be a good time to point out that if you had Windows 2000, you'd be running around manually fixing the time zone on each one since updates don't include that. Add that to your TCO... -- Les Mikesell les futuresource com _______________________________________________ K12OSN mailing list K12OSN redhat com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn For more info see <http://www.k12os.org> _______________________________________________ K12OSN mailing list K12OSN redhat com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn For more info see <http://www.k12os.org> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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