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Re: [vox] The Easiest Distro?



At least your cats don't live in the attic. Mine keep getting up there and 
using the insulation as a litter box. Not to mention the dead rodents....

On Sunday 31 March 2002 06:51 am, you wrote:
> 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
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
>
> 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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