Canadian Government Computers to be upgraded Go Ubuntu

Mathieu Charron mathieu.charron at
Wed Apr 21 15:18:26 UTC 2010

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Well, it is possible to switch the server over without switching the
user. NRCan run a bunch of server a good chunk of them are running Red
Hat Entreprise (They just bought the support for it).

It is not impossible but forget the user, they are just too f***ing stupid.

On 10-04-21 10:52 AM, ben_steenhorst at wrote:
> For 36 years I worked for a railway of some 20,000 employees.  Being an
> open-source enlightened retiree, I recently sent a note to the current
> President suggesting that the Corporation could save millions of dollars
> by switching to open source.I even provided comparison costs etc. All I
> got `thanx' knowing full well that his IT people are in bed  with the
> pay-as you-go computer systems suppliers.  And even friends and
> neighbours give you that `what-part-of-mars-are-you-from look when you
> talk about Ubuntu etc, you know they just don't get it...
> Convincing the Gov to switch over, place your bets....
> On Wed, 2010-04-21 at 08:39 -0600, Donovan Hoggan wrote:
>> I ran into the same problem when I asked a large non-profit I worked
>> with if I could have access to OOo on the server.  We had just
>> switched from WordPerfect to Microsoft Office.and my buddy on the help
>> desk was telling me about the process.  They were some of the
>> brightest, most capable people I've ever had the privilege of working
>> with and yet the problems they had switching were CRAZY.
>> Donovan
>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:35 AM, James <james2432 at
>> <mailto:james2432 at>> wrote:
>>     The problem with upgrading to ubuntu(yes it's an upgrade from
>>     windews) is that most government workers are so dumb when they
>>     upgraded from windows 2000 to XP people were calling the help desk
>>     because they couldn't find the calculator or other
>>     programs....Imagine if they installed linux and they wanted to
>>     access something//didn't know would be a help desk nightmare
>>     On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Chris <candive1 at
>>     <mailto:candive1 at>> wrote:
>>         I see a Door opening for Ubuntu.
>>         Someone in charge run with this link.
>>         <>
>>         Chris.
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