|Magnus on Thu, 10 Jul 2003 17:52:18 -0400|
The goal is to teach them how computers work and how they can be used.
Further, it is a platform that provides a more complete selection of software that can be legally used without paying out the nose for license fees.
Going down the Windows path, you have to first buy a Windows license for those machines (read the EULA if you think you can just reload them with Win98 even if that's what they came with) and in order to stick to the goal of learning how things work in the Windows world you need MS Office which will cost several times more than the full value of the machine. IMHO anyone who wants to go down the Windows path *must* learn MS Office to survive. It is expected of you.
And finally, it is awfully odd to suggest that a Linux users group should muster volunteers to load Windows onto a bunch of old PC's. Yeah. Right. It could happen.
C. Magnus Hedemark http://trilug.org/~chrish PGP Key fingerprint = 984D 9A88 3D60 016F BE01 1506 60FB 85E1 9ABD 96F6