Looking for new business oportunities

Darryl Moore darryl at moores.ca
Mon Feb 23 19:41:35 UTC 2009

Hey Leslie. Actually I think that non-profits should be prime targets in
this sort of venture. In a legit MS world they often are not able to
afford all the extra functionality they might otherwise get in a fully
functional MS network environment. In a non-legit MS world. they also
suffer from higher risks from malware due to poor or nonexistent
security updates.

Leslie Lewis wrote:
> Thanks for this interesting discussion, guys. I have nothing to offer
> but have had a few Aha! moments reading your responses - especially Ken's:
>     The biggest barrier to the general adoption of linux has been, IMO,
>     the fact that most of us who have adopted it are naturally curious
>     and willing to endure some frustrations and problems to have a
>     better end experience, or even just for the new experience, and we
>     cannot grasp why everyone else doesn't feel/behave the same way.
> I volunteer for a non-profit organization that gets by with donated
> (crappy) computers and illegal copies of M$ software. I'd love to
> convert them to FOSS, but I'm guilty of expecting them to be as willing
> to learn as I am - and they simply don't have the time for that, let
> alone the interest. They might be able to buy some hardware of their own
> soon, and I know they're going with Windows if they do - damn, damn,
> damn! I hate to see them waste their scarce resources, and I just don't
> know how to help. So keep on talking, and maybe I'll get some ideas.
> Leslie

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