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Integrating Ubuntu with a Windows-based network is harder than it should be

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 128.103.187.21] on December 14, 2007 03:48 PM
This aspect of the article has not been raised before...

"If we were to migrate to free software, support costs would initially rise and training costs would be introduced"

What training costs? You mean training people to use OpenOffice instead of MS Office, Evolution instead of Outlook, Nautilus instead of Windows Explorer, Firefox instead of IE? If you really need to train your staff for migrating to these apps, perhaps you've hired the wrong people...

In my experience, people who are minimally proficient with Windows at most need a few minutes to start working with Gnome; and if they are not minimally proficient with computers, they really should not be working in an office in the first place.

Or am I misunderstanding something?

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