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LXer: Punching the Clock with GNU/Linux

Apr 04, 2007, 09:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A small business in Charlotte, North Carolina is contemplating a move from Windows to GNU/Linux. The business is in excellent position to take advantage of the opportunity. They have only a handful of computers. Their only data consists of forms in Microsoft Word format. Their Windows-based accounting software is barely used. The money they save over the long haul, in licensing fees, malware defense, and unplanned downtime, will more than make up for the costs of a migration. There is only one hitch. They need to make sure their timeclock can plug into the manager's computer--the same one that let's her create documents and connect to ADP's hosted payroll application service.

"Although ADP's local technical services partner has explained that they do not support GNU/Linux, and it does not appear that the SaveTime 2000 series timeclock from Control Module, Inc.will work with GNU/Linux systems, there are a couple of options..."

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