What are the right questions to ask?
shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Jan 17 13:45:25 MST 2008
Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> It sounds like they're a small business. They probably don't have a
> full time sysadmin and they probably shouldn't but you can guarantee
> they'll need someone there full time to hold their hands for the first
> several months if not years.
Good point. Steve, assuming you want to help them make the transition,
you need a contract, and you should expect to be paid well. Negotiating
a contract will help them cool down and think about making IT changes in
terms of monetary benefits or losses. Sometimes change itself costs a
lot of money. I know that sounds like a Microsoft ad, but the truth is
it's a lot easier and cheaper to start a company with Linux than to
convert a company from Windows to Linux.
> They also need to find out how well their windows apps run under wine
> before spending even a dime on a transition as that could be a
Personally, I wouldn't try Wine. The Wine project is a great effort,
but it's far from complete. Windows inside VirtualBox is much nicer.
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