For the record: I am willing to work for free for anyone or any agency that needs help installing and learning how to use Linux on the desktop, laptops, or as workstations in general. All the more so if you discover a need to migrate from Windows to Linux. Hint: Unless you want to purchase commercial support (in which case you won’t need my help) you don’t have to pay anything at all for Linux software.
Naturally I cannot guarantee it will work with all hardware, any more than some versions of Windows. What I can guarantee is that if it works on your hardware, I can take you far enough down the road to using it that you and your agency can become self-sufficient. And I can assure you that Linux is more likely to work quite well on older hardware no longer supported by current versions of Windows. Further, we can probably allow you to run your WinXP stuff (or older) on your Linux machines.
And while I do have some limited experience with various networking services, I am not a Linux network technician. I’m willing to bet we could find someone to volunteer their expertise on that, but my point is that if you can take care of the travel and basic life support while I’m doing the work, you don’t have to pay me any wages or fees. Even if it means Spartan military-grade transportation and barely adequate life support, chances are we can make it happen.
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