Regardless, my guess at this point is that the Ubuntu strategy is going to work just fine. We plan on buying no new PCs at all this year, save for the possibility of a server to host the VNC server software, and Microsoft Office licenses as required, unless we cut over to OpenOffice altogether, which is TBD but certainly possible at this point. But we may be done purchasing new Microsoft operating systems and PCs to run them, and that is a thrilling prospect for the bottom line. Note that the VNC approach very much fits in with my vision for the future of mobility, thin clients accessing remote computational and data resources. I'll explain my reasoning here in more detail shortly, but, for now, give Ubuntu a try. I think you'll be as impressed as I am, and I am not easy to impress.
Lunch was excellent. The ziti perfect, and since there was no drinking, there were no family fights. My sister called and we all spent time talking with her for a bit, and our day wound down, culminating in a movie. you’d think it would be a Christmas movie, Miracle on 34th St., National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, or something, but no-we watched Young Frankenstein. And that wasn’t even my decision, it was Mom’s. Neither of my nephews had ever seen it, nor had Mary Beth, and it was wonderful watching them laugh themselves silly over jokes I’ve known by heart forever.