"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..."