[ubuntu-us-in] Local support

Bill Franklin bill at allfreight.com
Tue Jan 10 01:16:11 UTC 2012

We are real small, 5 employees.  We want to migrate to some variant of Linux
because we have a legacy DOS application that is our main application.
Microsoft is supposedly ending support for DOS apps in Windows 8 (although
there is supposed to be some kind of emulator you can run in or
something-maybe).  We currently have 8 pc's all with Windows XP except my
wife has Windows 7.  Microsoft is ending support for XP in around 2.5 years.
Also, I want to upgrade stuff on my schedule in the future not on


We just bought a NAS and I have it up and running with our Windows machines.
It is basically a Linux operating system box with 1.88 ghz Atom dual core
processor (a little more powerful than a cell phone-Haha!).  Now that we
have the NAS running, I will be swapping computers around and will have a
computer left over in about 2 months.  I would like to get it running with
some form of Linux and see if we can get all our apps running on it.  If we
can, then we can convert the rest of the fleet any time in the next 2-3


I would be willing to pay someone a reasonable hourly rate to take this box,
install Linux and try to get the 5  or so apps that we need to run to do our
business.  I have already downloaded ISO's for SUSE and Ubuntu and put them
on a memory stick to boot with and it looks like most of the hardware works.
The problem is that it asks a lot of questions and I think I know most of
the answers, but it would be worth it to pay someone that does know the
answers both in time and the fact that the system might run better.


If there is any interest, please call me and we can discuss.  Also,
afternoon and evenings are better than mornings.


Bill Franklin

All Freight Services

5311 Schneider Rd.

Newburgh, IN 47630

Main: 812-858-1000

Toll Free: 800-489-6844

Fax: 812-858-1313

Cell: 812-205-6321


From: Phil Buckler [mailto:buck2825 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 4:10 PM
To: Ubuntu's Indiana Local Community Team
Cc: bill at allfreight.com
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-in] Local support


All thanks for the help I'm not real sure of the type of business,  I do
know it is quite small (50 employees or less I guess) they are looking to
move from windows and old DOS applications to a more cost effective


Thanks again,




On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM, DJ Gregory <darrell.e.gregory at gmail.com>

What sort of support are you looking for?  Desktop support or server
support?  Is this for a business?  I'm just curious cause I have some
friends in that area that may be of some use, but I need a few more details


From: ubuntu-us-in-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-us-in-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Charles Wolf
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:54 AM
To: Ubuntu's Indiana Local Community Team
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-in] Local support


Only tech support I know that openly supports Ubuntu + distros is in
Martinsville, sorry.

On 01/05/2012 07:34 AM, Phil Buckler wrote: 

Does anyone know of a local person or company than supports Ubuntu or linux
in or near Evansville, IN? 





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