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corr:bcclibrarydesktop [10/05/2013 21:25]
andrew [Lessons Learnt and how to do it better next time]
corr:bcclibrarydesktop [19/05/2013 19:30]
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-I was involved in this project and the facts reported in the media were very different from what actually happened.+I was involved in this project and the facts reported in the media were very different from what actually happened. ​This is my reply to the above article, refuting the claim that Linux is more expensive than windows. 
  
   Subject: Re: [SB] Putin says Russia'​s government to migrate to OSS (fwd)   Subject: Re: [SB] Putin says Russia'​s government to migrate to OSS (fwd)
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   * Do involve the end users. Explain the business case to move away from microsoft and windows. Actively promote training for the Open Source applications running on windows before even thinking about moving the OS.   * Do involve the end users. Explain the business case to move away from microsoft and windows. Actively promote training for the Open Source applications running on windows before even thinking about moving the OS.
   * Don't be put off by the number of installed windows machines, don't confuse widespread with popular. Many of the doubters will say windows is popular when they really mean used on many machines which the users have not had any choice over. My experience is that many windows users are only windows users either from ignorance of something better or are given no choice. 'Flu is widespread, but most certainly not popular.   * Don't be put off by the number of installed windows machines, don't confuse widespread with popular. Many of the doubters will say windows is popular when they really mean used on many machines which the users have not had any choice over. My experience is that many windows users are only windows users either from ignorance of something better or are given no choice. 'Flu is widespread, but most certainly not popular.
 +  * What are you planning as a directory service? It's essential to think this through. This is enterprise computing, not hobbyist level tinkering. You could plan on using MAD (active directory) for authentication,​ we used OpenLDAP but having used OpenLDAP in my current job, I have realised how much more use we could have made of it. 
  
 Start by introducing Open Source application on windows desktops, start to make OpenOffice formats the defaults to use, and for the Open Office suite to be the default Office application. Most users are not power users and won't have any problems converting with some training. Start by introducing Open Source application on windows desktops, start to make OpenOffice formats the defaults to use, and for the Open Office suite to be the default Office application. Most users are not power users and won't have any problems converting with some training.

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