[ILUG] Office migrations to Linux
glen at lincor.com
Fri Oct 15 08:51:33 IST 2004
Has anyone done anything on this before ?
There's a small company office that we have dealings with and they seem
to be suffering from outdated technology and malware infestations. They
are all running on Dell Celereon machines (300-400MHz) and 64MB RAM.
They are a typical small office using Outlook for email and Word/Excel
Moving to Linux wouldn't really suit the current hardware setup. They'll
need more RAM per machine which may alleviate the issue. Getting email
and contacts out of Outlook might be tricky. But the biggie is that they
use TAS Books 2 for accounts. Anyone know if that runs under Wine ?
I may just setup a sample office machine for them and try it all out
myself. Then they can have a look and see if they'd be happy.
I guess I'll have to think carefully about what distro to use. I have a
personal preference for Gnome and was thinking maybe of Ubuntu or
Fedora. But I may try Yoper and SUSE too. In fact, Novel Linux Desktop
will be out soon too so that might be a contender.
Glen Gray <glen at lincor.com> 17 Dame Court
Senior Software Engineer Dublin 2, Ireland
Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0) 1 6746413
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