A Microsoft Free Workplace in Six Months. Part 3

Monday, 22. March 2010

A Microsoft Free Workplace in Six Months. Part 3

Well, I’ve been putting off updates on this for a few months, hoping that this project would begin moving forward again. It hasn’t, and for the life of me, I can not figure out why. The client has postponed the project due to a sudden surge in business. Their reasoning is that it would require too much retraining at a time where they don’t have time to retrain.

The confusing thing to me is that when asked what their findings were up to this point, they listed the following:

  • Ubuntu systems operate faster then Windows systems.
  • Ubuntu systems have better stability then Windows systems.
  • Ubuntu is able to do all tasks we currently require to perform company related computing tasks.
  • Ubuntu desktop can be tailored to incorporate shortcuts that end users can easily use.

The only negatives were:

  • Ubuntu requires a rethinking regarding finding and installing software.
  • Most end users will not be able to modify their own desktop without training

The second thing I would think would be a plus, but that’s the system administrator in me coming out.

So, for now, the project is stalled. So for now, so is this series of articles… 🙁

— Stu

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The Technology of SCALE8x – A Post Event Review. PART – 2

Friday, 12. March 2010

The Technology of SCALE8x – A Post Event Review. PART – 2

This is the second installment all about the technologies used for SCALE8x. The first installment dealt with the services that the technology group has setup and maintains for the event year round. This installment will cover the pre-show setup that went into the technologies that were used at the show.

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