Re: [OT] Debian advocacy for Smart but Scared People With Lives
On (21/10/04 14:59), s. keeling wrote:
> Incoming from William Ballard:
> > On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 12:16:21PM -0700, Gilbert, Joseph wrote:
> > > session and found that KDE had autodetected my sound card. You may want to
> > > have them give Sarge a try. It may be a lot easier than even you suspect...
> > This isn't a technical thing, so much as a motivation thing. I actually
> Exactly. I'd guess the best you could do is set them up with a dual
> boot system, and beg them to try it for a week. Give them Evo for
> mail, and OO. You better ensure everything works correctly "out of
> the box", and is secured, or they'll just end up with yet another
> insecure and unstable platform. You'll probably need to consider data
> migration issues too. How to get their mail from Windows to Linux and
> back again? You're also going to be their sysadmin for a while; do
> you have remote access to their machines? Are they going to trust you
> to be root on their machines?
> Maybe you should wait until the next disaster befalls them (shouldn't
> be long). They may then be better motivated to accept the challenge.
Have a look at Xandros 2.0 Open edition. It's Debian based and seems to
auto-detect most things. It is a halfway house between windows and
debian and we installed it on a few machines with some success. One of the
great things is that it mounts the windows drives so that you can see
them from Xandros.