Linux: Successful Upgrade-- SBS 2003 to Linux
Jan 24, 2011, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Alexander)
[ Thanks to Gene
Alexander for this link. ]
"Late in 2010 one of our charitable organization
clients, a local church, came to these decisions: 1) The aging XP
Professional systems in their office needed to be replaced with new
systems. 2) The existing XP Professional systems that were not so
old needed to be upgraded to newer operating systems. 3) The
existing SBS 2003 system needed to be upgraded to a new OS as well.
"We at ERACC made the pitch for Linux on the desktop and the
server but the staff at this client thought they "needed" to stay
with something "famliiar like Microsoft" and voted for Windows 7
Professional on their new and "upgraded" desktop systems. (I knew
they were not going to see fuzzy, cuddly familiarity with a
migration from XP to W7. But I also know when to stop promoting
Linux and move on along.) However, the fellows in charge of
decision making about their server decided they wanted to try Linux
and not spend money to "upgrade" SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2008.
We considered this latter victory enough for our Linux sales pitch
and laid out an upgrade plan for their office. Funds were procured
and the parts for new systems were ordered from ERACC in late
December. The work began the first week in January 2011."