[rescue] off topic - red hat linux book

linc linc at thelinuxlink.net
Wed Oct 21 07:01:59 CDT 2009

Lionel Peterson wrote:
> The issue boils down (for me) to the reality that you can't manage 1,500 
> desktops as easily under Linux, since the tools either don't exist or 
> cost more than comprable MS/apple tools (depending on distribution 
> choosen). As a educational facility, we pay under $40/desktop per year 
> for OS (WinXP, Vista, or Win7) and Office Enterprise 2007. Server 
> licenses are equally affordable.
> Is there a comprable management suite for Linux that is closer to Free 
> than $40/desktop? The Ubuntu management package is around $400/machine, 
> but designed for servers, not really desktops...

What is it you are trying to *do* exactly with the desktops?

-Linc Fessenden

In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...

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