Company computer utilization?

Christoph Wasshuber wasshub at
Tue Jul 16 10:11:40 PDT 2002

A much better way to utilize 'office PCs' for computation
is by switching the office PCs to Linux altogether. This
requires preparing a desktop which is Windows-like with
all necessary tools available (wordprocessing, email,
webbrowsing, spread sheet, presentations, calender, ...),
and providing import and export functions for all standard
windows formats .doc, .xls, .ppt and such.

I think that this should be possible using perhaps StarOffice
and some further development in this direction. Then there is
no issue of rebooting. The PC is on the network running Linux.
Some simple job scheduling which looks for low usage machines
and you are running.


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