[PLUG] LInux Clinic and you avg P-town computer user?

Dwight Hubbard dwight.hubbard at efausol.com
Fri Jan 22 15:51:07 PST 2010

I'm saying get the Linux in solving their problems, then point the differences 
between them once they've used it for a while.

Instead of coming in and trying to get them to change to Linux.  Get Linux in 
running the core of their infrastructure, then educate them.  Once they rely 
on Linux, it's not something new they don't understand anymore.  

Think splitting a log.  The appliance is the wedge, once the wedge is started 
the education is the sledgehammer that opens up the environment.  Without the 
wedge you're just pounding on the log with a sledgehammer which is a lot less 

On Friday 22 January 2010 03:20:37 pm Mike Connors wrote:
> Dwight Hubbard wrote:
> > So what kind of firewalls are those M$ companies putting in?  Most of the
> > time it's a Linux system pre-configured to act as a firewall.  The same
> > is true for wifi routers, vpn servers, virtualization servers, vpn
> > gateways, heck evensome of the printers are actually Linux servers.
> Okay, so some clarification is in order I think. With the exception of
> print servers I've never seen any of those appliances/devices powered by
> M$ software. Pretty much any network oriented appliance runs Linux/Unix
> but it's under the covers. It doesn't say "Linux inside". It says Cisco,
> Juniper, Checkpoint. And you don't have to actually know *nix to work on
> them.
> I'm talking about in the server room and on the desktop. I'm talking
> about people knowing which version of Linux is running on all their
> computer systems. Why is is that computer stuff has Intel, MS, ATI, and
> other logos all over it but you rarely see a Tux, Beastie, or GNU mascot
> logo?
> In most cases you have to actually get to the command line to find out
> which *nix is running the thing.

Dwight Hubbard
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