[Linux4christians] Which Windows apps stand in the way of Linux
use at your church?
david at fierbaugh.org
Thu Oct 6 08:40:06 EDT 2005
On Thursday 06 October 2005 03:16 am, Ben Thorp wrote:
> We used to use some specialised church management software,
> but that's gone too. At this point in time I don't think there is a single
> application that is holding us back from a move to Linux - only people.
In the exact same boat here. The church staff would probably be willing
(especially if they didn't have to manually run a virus scan and a spyware
scan every day, woohoo!!!) The hold up is the preacher. He has used computers
for years, and still comes across almost technophobic.
IE - our projection software is so simple that for the entire service, all you
have to do is hit the spacebar to advance to the next slide. He got in a
shouting match with me last week, trying to make his point that I'm the only
one in the church with the technical competence to run it.
So far, I've installed Linux on at least 8 computers of church members who
didn't want to buy a copy of XP when their computers that didn't come with a
XP install/recovery CD died. It's getting close to the point where I'll have
enough people already using Linux, or interested in it that when I offer to
hold a free class/install fest, it'll happen in spite of anyone else. Once
I've got more of the board members using it, I'm sure the church will never
spend money on MS licenses again.
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