[K12OSN] Changing Jobs, email changing as well

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Fri Mar 21 17:37:46 UTC 2008

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:26:22 -0400, Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote
>> Congrats on the new job...but it's a shame that they've got the MS
>> blinders on.  Hopefully you can, through example, show them that there
>> is a better way.
>> My folks are in the medical profession, and several control programs for
>> their gear are MS Windows-only.  On top of that, your new colleagues'll
>> probably say, "hey, this is a hospital, lives are at stake here, we
>> stick with what we have!"  Yes, I know, the actual EEG's, etc. don't run
>> on Windows.  But that'll be their excuse not to consider a change,
>> despite GNU/Linux's greater stability.  Just be aware.
>> --TP
> Thanks.  I still try and follow the lists but likely won't be as active with posts.  I
> do see some places already where they could benefit from Linux and Open Source, but I'm
> not holding my breath.  There seems to be a few rules as well where stuff can only run
> on certified hardware with certified operating systems and such.  
> We'll see :-)

Maybe you can squeeze an SME server in for something non-critical.  If 
not, I'm sure IBM and Sun have certified stuff, probably with RHEL as 
one of the options - and any unix flavor will look very familiar.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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