Re: [OS:N:] OSN - what are the best desktop systems for educational use?

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On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 12:25, Access Systems wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 wrote:
> > I heard a quote the other day that indicated that someone from redhat did not think that his product was the best desktop for consumer use, I am wondering where it (and the fedora system which is apparently to be the successor)  would fit in in an educational setting.
> well the company I work for has RH 9 on all the desktops, we used
> Wordperfect until they stopped supporting Linux and have changed to Open
> Office suite....  took some getting used to and there was some weeping and
> wailing but doubt anyone would change back,  also we have profit sharing
> so we all like to help the bottom line...haven't had a M$ product here in
> 3 years now.

Bob brings up the very point of confusion I think the article turns on.
The quote treats "desktop" as a single user, entertainment and mild
productivity OS, and would consider this a workstation deployment, an
awful lot of people treat them interchangeably, or use one to refer to
the software and GUI environment and th other to the hardware it may run


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