Re: Debian in Academic and Public Organisations
Whats the email address for the original poster? I *assume* he wants to be
I am the network admin at Avonside Girls' High School in Christchurch New
Zealand. We currently run two NT servers for main file and print sharing
and email based on Exchange.
In addition the firewall runs "bastard linux" - a severely secured
distribution a couple of friends brewed up. Our CDROM server is slackware
based, but will become debian as soom as I get time to do that. We have a
couple of old 486 based debian print servers that do absolutely marvellously.
My favourite debian box is the one that replaced an ageing macintosh SE/30
running Macjanet. Its now a P120 running debian, netatalk, samba and
webmin for a room of old Mac LCIIs. It can serve PCs as well as Macs now,
and goes about 500 times faster.
Debian rocks. No other word for it.
At 03:05 PM 8/6/00 -0500, you wrote:
We use debian all over this campus (routers, firewalls, mail servers, web
servers, samba servers, etc) and I know that they have at least one debian
box in the CS department.
Charles Lewis, Director of Adminstrative Computing
Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX 76059
(817) 556-4720 - phone (360) 397-7952 - fax
> I am a Computer Science professor at American University in Washington
> I want to recommend that we replace Solaris in our Computer Science
> department with Debian. In doing so, I know that we will encounter
> problems wuite specific to the public (as in non-profit, public
> sector) and academic nature of the enterprise. I want to advocate
> Debian over RedHat and TurboLinux who are trying to sell into this
> Is there anyone else out there in this kind of organisation, who is
> using Debian in this kind of environment? Contact me and let's band
> Simon Read
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