[svlug] Bagels and 'Buntu7.10 - Saturday installfest
einfeldt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 13:20:34 PDT 2007
On 10/19/07, Bill Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:
> On 10/18/07, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am going to need to be able to implement virtualization of Windows
> > for the public middle school that our community is supporting with FOSS.
> > The school has received a grant of $5, 000.00 plus "$23,000.00 worth" of
> > Adobe Photoshop and video editing software <gag> that they need to use
> > order to qualify for the money again next year. Our choice (as a FOSS
> > community) is to let them just go ahead and install Windows natively and
> > blow away the existing Linux partitions; or to virtualize Windows so
> that at
> > least the teachers and students have the option of choosing and
> > Cinelerra and Open Media Editor and Kino and Blender and Jahshakah
> > the prorprietary options.
> Maybe you can get VMWare to donate the requisite software?
No, actually, I would like to find open source solutions, if possible. I
don't want to go down the road of being dependent on a software package that
I later need to spend 100 hours fundraising for. I know that VMware is not
that expensive, but once you start down the slippery slope of proprietary
software, you are losing the skills associated with the open source
solutions, and you are not contributing back to the community with bug
reports or at least comments on community forums.
Nice idea, though. Please keep 'em coming!
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