Re: Free-lance - office move stuff-o-rama
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Johnson" <email@example.com>
To: "Debian-User" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: Free-lance - office move stuff-o-rama
> On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 16:58, BruceG wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mike Dresser" <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:45 PM
> > Subject: Re: Free-lance - office move stuff-o-rama
> > > On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, BruceG wrote:
> > >
> > > > 3. Move PCs to new building. This is just a short walk, so they
> > > > carried.
> > > > Insert floppy in drive to prevent failure. (is there a command
> > park
> > > > the hard drive?). Move the PC, keyboard, monitor, cables and mouse.
> [big snip]
> > Finally - wireless is only acting as a bridge, as the old building is
> > pre-revolutionary war they don't want to do a lot of drilling. So it's
> > wireless between groups of PCs, the wired to the desktop. The payroll PC
> > talks across the wireless bridge sending and receiving data from banks.
> > bridges are not running encryption. So - wired is required, it's just
> > for trouble to have wireless LAN access on PCs that need to be secure.
> Others disagree, but I totally agree with your thinking here.
> > I'd recommend Linux and OpenOffice for the desktops - but don't think
> > would fly. I would like to grab a spare PC and set it up so folks could
> > familiar, though. Kind of a kiosk PC.
> How about OOo on Windows? If I was a User, I wouldn't like that
> big jump either.
> Ron Johnson, Jr. email@example.com
> Jefferson, LA USA
> Peace Thru Superior Firepower
Yeah, OOo for Windows might be a great start! I burned an OOo 1.1.0 RC2 CD.
Will need to burn a new CD, and maybe pick up a user's guide.
Right now they use Corel Office Suite (Word Perfect) for the bulletin, and
MS Office Suite for other apps. I didn't count licenses, but did do the
story about there needing to be one license for each copy installed, and all
licenses need to be stored and easily accessible by one (and only one)
person. I think OOo is a great fit for most of their requirements, and it
does fit into the sneakernet way of installing apps.
A good test would be to install OOo on one of the PC's, or even on a kiosk
PC - then try to open docs. Unfortunately there isn't currently a Word
Perfect filter for OOo.