[Nottingham] Using Linux in the Church Office, part two

Moppett Iain Iain.Moppett at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed May 23 07:46:27 BST 2007

Here's what the University (IS) says:
The current position is that Linux is supported for 'business case' use
but not merely as a preference where a WinXP system would do the same
job. The University recommended Linux distribution is Novell SuSe.

Q How much support does the University provide?

We can now integrate properly with the Exchange email system and most
applications that present via a web based 'front end'. There is a
considerable amount more technical expertise available to support Linux
and Linux support can be sought via the IS Helpline in the normal way.
Beyond that it is also recognised that there is considerable diversity
in the Linux area which renders a standards based approach difficult to
implement with a consequent 'best endeavours' support for applications
and individual desktops.


On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 08:50 +0100, John Cremona wrote:
> Some departments at the U of Nottingham, including mine (School of
> Mathematical Sciences) have many linux users and first rate support
> through system administrators who really know what they are about
> (thank you, Dave!).  All staff in Mathematics are offered a choice of
> linux or windows or dual boot.   There must be demand for linux from
> other departments too, as several Information Services staff  (such as
> Dave) are designated "roaming linux experts" who can be acalled upon
> to provide support where necessary to less well endowed parts of the
> university.

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