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Let's see how it behaves with Novell. This should be fun.
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Let's see how it behaves with Novell. This should be fun.
Is there a "red" client for Vista?

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Re: Firing up our School District's first M$ Vista laptop...

I'd be curious, too. Have 3 Lenovo (ThinkPads) T61's w/ 2G's RAM purchased new Oct 2007 running Vista on our little home wireless network. So far so good - not that the kids are power users but so far Vista has been a very stable OS.

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Stable? Yes. Big-Time Resource Hog??? YES.

Extra secure, to the point of being a mega-pain-in-the-ass? Yes again!

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I got as far as downloading the new Novell client and put the laptop aside until Monday. Just didn't want to ruin a Friday like that. I'll let y'all know how it goes on Monday.

I can't believe how much CRAP it had loaded (from Dell) right outta the box. Does Google have their grimey little claws into everybody?!?! DAG!!! (That was a rhetorical question. Unfortunately!) I love Google as a search engine, but enough is ENOUGH!!!
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I got as far as downloading the new Novell client and put the laptop aside until Monday. Just didn't want to ruin a Friday like that. I'll let y'all know how it goes on Monday.

I can't believe how much CRAP it had loaded (from Dell) right outta the box. Does Google have their grimey little claws into everybody?!?! DAG!!! (That was a rhetorical question. Unfortunately!) I love Google as a search engine, but enough is ENOUGH!!!

I have 10+ in my domain now (I am not RED, but a MS AD site). They work fine, I personally am using 3 of them. 1 workstation, with dual 22" HD wide screens, and 2 different laptops. memory is cheap, get plenty, and you will not hear the bitching.

Printer compatability is getting much better, and HP will e-mail Vista compliant drivers on a phone call.

I won't use Dell, so I cannot address their build outs, but Gateway 2000/MPC use MY specs on the systems that I submit PO's for. If I dont want a specific program (ie Norton security) then the machine is shipped ready for my install of Corporate Sophos. Not a big issue.

Unless you want to keep Win98 or XP, then its time to figure out how it works in your environment. I know some of the propellor heads will tout Linux, but to the common end user, you might as well put something in Mandarin Chinese in front of them. I do the back end work, and support the software that I need to keep running.

I also do work for several different charities, and have had 2 Ubuntu laptops donated. I had to turn them down, as they were simply not compatible enough with the current in place systems to integrate completely enough.

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I also do work for several different charities, and have had 2 Ubuntu laptops donated. I had to turn them down, as they were simply not compatible enough with the current in place systems to integrate completely enough.

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You could have reformatted and installed Red Hat instead...!

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You could have reformatted and installed Red Hat instead...!
key word: donated!

they don't wanna spend much of my time to make them work in Tanzania...

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key word: donated!

they don't wanna spend much of my time to make them work in Tanzania...
Mark, I think you missed my point... Ubuntu vs. Red Hat...
Serious question now: what voltage do they use in Tanzania? IIRC many of the former European colonies were converted to 220V.

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Mark, I think you missed my point... Ubuntu vs. Red Hat...
Serious question now: what voltage do they use in Tanzania? IIRC many of the former European colonies were converted to 220V.

I am not in any way indicating that I missed the point. However, my boss, and his wife (the director of www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org) are using solar panels and backup generators for electric power generation.

I end up sending many laptops with XP.

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Let's see how it behaves with Novell. This should be fun.
My sympathies Joe
What's Novell

My first step would be to upgrade it to XP!

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