Re: [GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-20 Thread Edmond Gaible
I couldn't agree more with Mr. Morrison that context is the key to understanding any proposed assistance or development -- technologically based and otherwise. I've in no way suggested that Mr. Grant's proposed design is suitable for _all_ applications in all contexts, any more than I would

Re: [GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-20 Thread tom poe
On Monday 18 February 2002 05:43, Dr. Perry Morrison wrote: - - -snip - - - So, Perry, what's your point? When you have a moment, read this example of what happens in other parts of the world: Source: The Zimbabwe Mirror at:

Re: [GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-18 Thread Dr. Perry Morrison
I think what is at issue here is the different contexts involved. Edmond Gaible [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On simplicity: Although laptops are durable and feature low power requirements, they're more expensive and much more difficult to service. In school computer labs, teachers and students

Re: [GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-15 Thread Edmond Gaible
Hello, There are several aspects of this discussion that are important: Although I agree with Dr. Morrison, generally, that simple and durable systems are best, simplicity and its virtues can been seen from several perspectives. In addition, new tools are called for to meet new needs and to make

Re: [GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-13 Thread Dr. Perry Morrison
This is an interesting idea, but there are probably easier ways than Linux. The latter is notorious for its hassles with device support - usually OK if you know what you're doing - but if the Linux expert isn't there to install on the spot or the box isn't configured before delivery, you may have

Re: [GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-13 Thread Matthew Grant
What Perry Morrison mentions below is probably fine for the smaller one-computer offices as he says. Each solution does have its merits that make it more suitable for different situations. The system in my proposal is a server intended for larger sites with a number of machines, and its main

[GKD] Linux Aid Server Project

2002-02-11 Thread Matthew Grant
Dear GKD Members, Currently I am starting development for a specialised Linux distribution for use within Aid/NGO organisation offices. The design is being specially developed to exploit Linux's superior communications abilities under difficult conditions to deliver email via bad phone lines,