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Re: [vox] The Easiest Distro?
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Re: [vox] The Easiest Distro?

Red Hat is certainly the most popular distribution, and since you are
most familiar with it, might as well use it.  However that's probably
the least important issue.

The tough problems are conversion, networking, applications and 
ongoing support.  You can't just drop off Linux boxes at a nonprofit 
and walk away.  Each organization is going to have different needs,
and they will seldom be what you imagine.

I've helped my wife out at 3 different nonprofits, and each had its 
own unique challenges that had nothing to do with Linux.  There's 
nothing like crawling over fiberglass insulation in an attic with
cat5 cable in one hand, a flashlight in the other, and protruding
nails inches from your head.  :-)

My suggestion: talk to a couple of places, help them figure out
what they need, and decide if you have the time and energy to make
a difference.

Good luck!

-- Rod

On Saturday 30 March 2002 10:17 pm, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> I don't want to start any sort of battle here, but...
> I am considering putting together a proposal to set up some local
> charity groups with Linux computers (because Linux is cheap, reliable,
> and runs on cheaper computers).  While I'm most familiar with Red Hat,
> what would be the best distribution to set up in an environment of
> non-techies?  What productivity applications would you set up for them,
> and so on?  I figure Linux is computing for the people, but the people
> still need to be able to use the system.
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