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Reply # 33150 17-Apr-2006 09:45
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What are you doing?  You should be donating linux distros they would be secure.......

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Reply # 33157 17-Apr-2006 10:43
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Pretty much any operating system in the right hands can be secured enough.
The opposite is true too.

I was going to suggest my fathers school which is a small two teacher school, however, they'll be getting a network (cabling, hubs etc) installed by the ministry with a server and windows server software.

Thumbs up for doing this though, there are some needy organisations out there that could really do with donated software.




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Reply # 33174 17-Apr-2006 12:16
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mercera13: What are you doing?  You should be donating linux distros they would be secure.......


<---------Start anti-linux rant----------->

I can think of plenty of reasons not to give linux away, so heres a few.......

1. I can just imagine linux in the hands of people who have no idea what it is, too much training would be needed and then most of the programs these organisations will use are windows only.
2. Linux is crap.

And yes i have used linux before, spent 6months with it taking up precious hard drive space before i decided it was utter crap.

The way you linux fanboys push it and go on about the so called evils of M$ (btw the way the whole M$ thing is so lame!!!) is very very sad.

Anyway finishing before things get out of hand as the seem to do round here sometimes.

<---------End anti-linux rant----------->

So back on topic. I think what you are doing is awesome Mauricio, there are plenty of groups out there who badly need this but just dont have the means to buy it. I'll start working on a list of the worthy.....



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Reply # 33182 17-Apr-2006 14:26
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There are free options. As stated before, badly administered boxes, regardless of OS, will be unsafe.

I am giving this, thanks to Microsoft and Culminis who gave me the opportunity to put my hands on this software.

If you don't want to nominate an organisation, fine. Go to Ubuntu Linux and enter your suggestions there - they send CDs for free, no shipping costs.

However, if you want to help, regardless of your creed, please post the suggestion in the blog comments.







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Reply # 33295 18-Apr-2006 13:26
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I would like to nominate the Otago Hospice



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Reply # 33296 18-Apr-2006 13:28
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bradstewart: I would like to nominate the...
Please post as a comment to my blog (link in the OP).





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