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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Running stable NT server - consultant wants UNIX - why?

    Running stable NT server - consultant wants UNIX - why?
    By cmsanto October 18, 2001, 10:47 AM

    My daughter's small private school is running a two-year-old NT server. The system along with all the PCs were bought through Gateway along with dedicated network support. Gateway, because of recent financial problems, is getting out of the network support service and is the school principal is handing over their duties to a small PC shop in town. The tech guy there wants to charge the school several thousand dollars and convert the network to a Unix Server and install new boxes and lines.
    I don't know much about NT servers or Unix.
    This sounds very fishy to me. Is there some reason why one would want to convert a smoothly running NT network to a Unix based one?
    Is there something I'm missing here?
    -or- does this sound like somebody taking advantage of people who really do not know much about computers.

    By Caparzo October 18, 2001, 11:08 AM

    There is no reason to make a change like that unless you are making other changes that require that kind of change. If everything is working fine and no periferals or other hardware is being added to the network then there is no need for this drastic of a change.

    I have been in the computer networking arena for about 5 years and I go by the old saying, "If it aint broke, don't fix it".

    This holds true in 99% of the things I do.

    I hope it is not to late to stop this guy.