Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

Michel michel at
Mon Oct 11 09:24:02 GMT 1999

All in all, it odd that the decision on what technical implementations and
solutions are and aren't used is made by (appearantly) the board of
directors (or whatever).
They, and all the other departments, decide on functionality that should
be offered - the ICT department then implements this with whatever technology
they see fit, within their budgetary limitations.

 Michel van der Laan	-	michel at

In your mail from 11-10-1999 you write:
> Hi there,
> of course that might be stupid, but everybody who tries to 
> implement Linux and/or samba has to be aware of the fact that 
> people are very sceptical about these "hacker systems". People 
> are forgiving about NT for whatever reason, but if the same happens 
> to something new they just discard it. So, whenever I had to 
> convince my employers of Linux (or something else they didn't 
> know), I tested very thoroughly to avoid situations like the one 
> described.
> I'm convinced that Linux is the better OS, but NT is established. 
> And especially those who have never dealt with Linux will defend 
> their beloved NT and kick Linux's butt for the slightest reason.
> Juergen
> > >Pretty scary how stupid some people are.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >---
> > >
> > 
> Juergen Bock			jrb at
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