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    Re: How Can the Average User Help Debian? (Score: 1)
    by tourettes on Tuesday, January 15 @ 04:37:32 GMT
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    That is a really good idea, and I’m trying to implement this at work. Right now, our IT department are using expensive email server software for internal email ssytem, one which costs (according to the IT manager) approx. $150 per email address for license as well as using Microsoft webserver which isn’t cheap either. I’m constantly after him to switch over to a linux base and especially debian 2.2 by means of constant bagering (often i woul say “this would be alot easier with linux), leaving various linux propaganda around the workplace and email various articles. He still hasn’t budged from his current setup and in my opinion, it’s pretty much fear. He is one of those IT guys that never used computers until they went to school and learned what they taught him, so the thought of moving into unknown territory is probably scary for him. I’m also trying to go over his head to the operations managers letting them know of the costs benefits of running open source software on an open source operating system, but they too are afraid. And this is a company that can’t afford paper for me to photo-copy stuff (and restrict access to printers).

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