Canadian Government Computers to be upgraded Go Ubuntu

Eric 1ballistic1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 17:18:48 UTC 2010


something i've learned from working tech support the last few years:
doesnt matter how smart they are, 90% wont read the screen, and the other
10% wont RTFM


On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Chris <candive1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> When I think about it, you are all right.
> The people I have switched from winblows to Ubuntu are always calling me.
> They also called me all the time for windows.
> I think they are just too lazy to learn.
> My intentions were good.
> Chris.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Mathieu Charron <
> mathieu.charron at elwillow.net> wrote:
>
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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 railway101.com 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 gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:james2432 at gmail.com>> 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 how...it would be a help desk
>> nightmare
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>     On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Chris <candive1 at gmail.com
>> >>     <mailto:candive1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>         I see a Door opening for Ubuntu.
>> >>         Someone in charge run with this link.
>> >>
>> >>
>> http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/home/contentposting?feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20100420%2fauditor_general_100420
>> >>         <
>> http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/home/contentposting?feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20100420%2fauditor_general_100420
>> >
>> >>
>> >>         Chris.
>> >>
>> >>
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