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    Ubuntu in Government

    Now that Rob Ford is Mayor of Toronto is he gonna stop the "Gravy Train" to Microsoft and utilize the more reliable and free open source software including Ubuntu the most user friendly Linux.

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    That's good news, here's some more:

    http://www.focus.com/fyi/information...ht-not-expect/

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    At my work, we tried linux, for the IT staff. We couldn't even get it working stable. Serverside we rely on it, but desktop wise, its just too iffy.
    Running a forum? Check out MyBB.

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Megaptera View Post
    That's good news, here's some more:

    http://www.focus.com/fyi/information...ht-not-expect/
    Wow that is quite a list. I am surprised that with the list like this, there are not that many company/cities/business/organisation follow suits.

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    Quote Originally Posted by themarker0 View Post
    At my work, we tried linux, for the IT staff. We couldn't even get it working stable. Serverside we rely on it, but desktop wise, its just too iffy.
    What version of Linux out of curiosity did your company try?

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    Quote Originally Posted by themarker0 View Post
    At my work, we tried linux, for the IT staff. We couldn't even get it working stable. Serverside we rely on it, but desktop wise, its just too iffy.
    Sounds like IT was afraid to get out of its comfort zone.
    All the world's a stage
    And all the men and women merely players

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    Quote Originally Posted by teejay17 View Post
    Sounds like IT was afraid to get out of its comfort zone.
    I agree. Ubuntu should run perfectly stable on any desktop. Ubuntu and many other Linux distros should load drivers for most major hardware too.

    They might have got scared when the send/receive or save button didn't look like Microsoft's

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    Re: Ubuntu in Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Apot View Post
    I agree. Ubuntu should run perfectly stable on any desktop. Ubuntu and many other Linux distros should load drivers for most major hardware too.

    They might have got scared when the send/receive or save button didn't look like Microsoft's
    Most likely. Or worse, an IT "pro" who pimps MS stuff wherever possible. We have one of those at our company and it's ridiculous. This person has the owner of the company believing that we "need" SharePoint 2010, and so far it is collecting dust on a shelf, not even installed yet. That was many thousands of dollars well spent now, wasn't it?
    All the world's a stage
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