[Scottish] Help - Need some good arguments

Paxton, Darren Darren.Paxton at mercer.com
Mon Feb 9 13:10:58 GMT 2004

What about also demonstrating compatibility with MS systems, potentially
things like OpenOffice and the like. I know this is a big sticking point of
a lot of organisations considering a switch.

-----Original Message-----
From: Huard, Elise - D C&W Consultant [mailto:Elise.Huard at sbs.siemens.co.uk]

Sent: 09 February 2004 12:47
To: 'SLUG-list'
Subject: RE: [Scottish] Help - Need some good arguments

Well, a few screen prints and maybe a wee demo ... show them it's as pretty
and user-friendly as microsoft (and looks almost the same, in better).
That's what important for most people. 

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> From: 	Philip Ward[SMTP:PhilWard at bigfoot.com]
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> Sent: 	09 February 2004 12:17
> To: 	scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: 	[Scottish] Help - Need some good arguments
> <<File: ATT29926.txt>>
> Hi Folks,
> I need your argumentative help. I've built a LInux Terminal Server 
> based Cyber Cafe for our Church community project, but a couple of 
> influential board of management members have cried "It's not 
> Microsoft, we hate it!" It looks like my work is to be tossed out and 
> a pile of crap put in its place. If I get the chance to present to the 
> board of management what sort of arguments should I give?
> I've already got stability, price, no mass-mailing viruses, ease of
> maintenance (one terminal server verses umpteen workstations), oh yes, and
> the fact that they can count me out if they go this route. 
> Any other arguments I could use?
> Phil.
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