Linux is fine if you plan the install.
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:12:05 -0600
In January I installed Mandrake Linux on the public access internet
computers at the local library. To date there have been ZERO complaints,
and a customer satisfaction survey we did a month ago indicates that the
patrons are quite satisfied. It seemed from the responses that a large
number of them were not aware that they were not using MS. Before I did
the install, I did my homework and spent some time making sure the install
and configuration was done properly, with AbiWord and Gnumeric in addition
to OpenOffice, and all of the available browser plugins for Mozilla. I
would suggest that it is very possible that you did not do a very good job
of installing and configuring the Linux installations. I would wager that
much less time was spent in planning and implementing Linux than what you
spent on MS. Given the same detailed planning it should succeed just as
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