[Ilugc] Bringing FLOSS to Everyday Academic Life
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Mon Apr 28 08:55:46 IST 2008
On 28-Apr-08, at 8:42 AM, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
>> ha ha - iitm has shifted to Microsoft solution for mailserver because
>> they cannot find anyone to maintain a Linux Mailserver
> This is truly sad!
> It is partly based on mis-information. How does one find a person who
> can maintain a "MicroSoft solution for mailserver" *properly* but
> cannot maintain a "Linux Mailserver". It is like saying this mechanic
> can only fix punctures on Fiats and not Ambassadors! (I use that
> analogy since that is the amount of maintainence that a mail server
> requires---some periodic puncture-fixing).
they have an AMC with some company to maintain the mailserver - from
a recent experience of mine, I can certify that there is no company
in Chennai that has the pre-qualifications to bid for an AMC to
support a mailserver - or to support any type of linux server/
networking solution. This is a huge opportunity for any company
courageous enough to try this out. It may be noted that Bangalore and
Mumbai have several companies who can do this.
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