[Linux-aus] Fwd: [LACTTE] Notes for Council Meeting 2010/02/03

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sun Feb 21 09:08:47 EST 2010

Mike Carden wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de> wrote:
>> Not sure any of these companies would provide the kind of support a
>> school requires, but if there is, that would be great.
> Does anyone have any solid data on what real support schools have
> asked for in the past? Do they ask at all?
> Anecdotally, I'll add the tale of me asking people who claim that they
> use a particular proprietary solution because they're paying for
> technical support. When I ask about the competence of the support, I'm
> mostly told, "Don't know, we've never needed it."

In the ACT, school computers are supplied by InTACT, which is a big 
central government body deeply in bed with Microsoft. I imagine that 
makes the support cost argument less interesting for ACT residents...


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