[ILUG] Interesting article
turnloosetheswans at eircom.net
Thu Apr 28 22:42:20 IST 2005
On Thursday 28 April 2005 06:50 pm, Philip Trickett (List) wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 17:48 +0100, Kevin Philp wrote:
> > As we are a small company that does use Linux on desktops and servers I
> > have noticed several things about my fellow small companies:
> Might it be worthwhile getting together an ISCLUG?
> I know that I would be interested in meeting other people from small
> companies, heck, even large companies with practical experience with
> using linux in a business, so that what we do can be streamlined and
> made more efficient.
> There must be plenty of people in business out there who have problems
> ranging from why word documents don't always import well into
> OpenOffice, to how do I set up an intranet server.
> I think that this would also remove alot of the FUD factor that is
> bandied about when companies talk about switching to linux.
> > Kevin.
I think thats a great idea. It would address the key problems that are
mentioned here ( and in various IT articles etc. )
Basically, companies are hesitant to use linux because they feel they are 'on
their own', whereas with the proprietary route, they have a service wrapped
around the software.
Make support available, be it a small company mailing list or consultancy
service, and it might help open source adoption.
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