SO OFF-TOPIC AS TO BE SICKENING! Re: Now VERY *OT* (hit delete now): RE: networking newbie

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Dec 2 01:17:26 1998

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Aaron Christopher Finney wrote:

> keyboard shortcuts of them. Much of the software we use is loosely written
> in VB, using third-party imaging and encryption toolkits. Our existing
> data system is written in Omnis7, not portable. Our staff relys on
> Physician yellow-pages CD's that only run on windows. Our field personell
> use laptops and Fujitsu 600c scanners to copy medical records, whose
> drivers are only released for Windows.

So? Everything you name here can be done under Linux with a few changes
in hardware and software. Sure it would be unfeasable for your office to
do it, but a new office just starting out could standardize on tools
readily available under Linux.

> Linux will *not* replace Windows on the desktop in most businesses. What
> Linux/FreeBSD/OSS-type systems *will* replace is the PC-based NT servers.


Windows is dead.

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