Thanks Lala, I'll be sure to bring it up whenever they get around to giving me a review.
Well, the economy has gotten a little better, and we've started to update some of our systems. but the interest in Linux in our company has continued to grow!
We've had mixed results trying to use WINE to get some of our older DOS & Windows programs to run in a Linux platform, but Linux has found a solid niche
in our OS Mix none the less. This next week, we'll be bringing in high speed internet thru DSL, and we have a Devil Linux firewall box ready and waiting.
Otherwise, we also have three Linux boxes, two boxes running FC3 and one running Yellow Dog (old G3) ready and waiting for the high speed connection. The plan at the moment is to only allow internet access to the Linux network for security reasons. Being a small biz, we don't want to have to waste time or recourses trying to
make Microsoft boxes safe or secure on the Internet, which would be a constant struggle. A screen window can't keep out the rain! Being able to plug in the Linux boxes and more or less not have to worry about exploits, viruses and other malwear is a huge plus.
We've also been able to easily share our networked laser printer and set up file sharing between Linux and Windows using SAMBA. Speaking of printing, one thing i didn't mention earlier was the additional cost saving from our initial FC2 install. We didn't need to get an extra printer for it since it came with drivers that would allow it to print directly to our HP Office Jet fax machine. This was more or less a short-term fix just to get it up and running, but it was impressive that Linux came with a wide array of drivers.
Our next project is to investigate and evaluate some CAD programs for Linux. We'd like to go all Linux there as well.