About a month ago, during a conversation with a manager in our IT division, I mentioned Linux. He was aware of Linux as a server OS, but didn't realize that it could also be used on the desktop. I should mention that we are a health insurance company, not an IT company. It seems odd to me, though, that an IT person would be unfamiliar with desktop Linux. Certainly, the technicians in our company are aware of it. So, I had another meeting with the IT manager and I brought along a Live CD. The meeting was too short to get into some things like the variety of GUI's available, but I did get the chance to show him LibreOffice and Skype for Linux and to mention that I can work remotely using Citrix, which has a Linux client. It's unlikely that anything will come of it soon, since the company just upgraded to Windoze 7, but he was looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office and liked the look of LibreOffice. Baby steps...
No announcement yet.
Introducing desktop Linux to our company