> > > Applix or Star Office are probably equal. Yes, I agree Unix is work up front
> > > and Windows is work over and over. What I am trying to get at, I think, is
> > > let's create an idealized all Linux office. get all the information in one
> > > place about putting something like this together. So, that people like
> > > myself who are not afraid of the command prompt or config files or scripts,
> > > but, don't necessarily know where to start have a resource to start from.
> > > Then, they can do it right the first time, and show the PHBs that Linux is a
> > > good idea.
> > > Oh and since we are going all Linux, windoze connectivity should be a
> > > non-issue. So, probably NFS might be better than samba for file serving.
> > Since we are using Linux, I would not go with KDE, I would lock the
> > users down to minimize problems - I am going for the "business
> > appliance" concept. I would turn the PC's into Linux-NC's, booting into
> > XDM. Write access denied to practically everything, even their window
> > menus so they can't change their desktop. Everything centralized so that
> > their desktops look the same no matter what computer they log on to; the
> > only things running on the workstations are the x-server with a basic
> > linux installation with the usual utilities (for telnetting admins, not
> > for the users).
> > BTW, I've never seen a company with 30 employees have even one IT
> > person. Probably we will use Netwinders, because they are speedy,
> > small, cheap and save a ton of money in electricity.
> Actually, I have seen this, except the IT person usually has to do double duty.
> He is some guy whose is technically adept, but whose primary job is doing
> something else. This is why I put the criteria of minmizing IT people. And, it
> should be easy after the initial work, so our hypothetical IT guy can do his real
> This is kind of the way I thought of it.
> > For software, they get
> > desktop
> > - a nice wm, like Window Maker, nice and fast and we don't have to worry
> > about upgrading the machines to run KDE
> We probably need the glitzy file managers so out know nothing users can manipulae
> their files.
aside from opening them and saving them. They neither know where they
are (physically or logically) or how to move or copy them somewhere