Re: Am I crazy to switch to PCs?

Subject: Re: Am I crazy to switch to PCs?
From: John Lord <jlord -at- LIVINGSTON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 13:49:51 -0700


Look again at the advantages you listed. You have really answered your own
question in the affirmative. My personal choice would be to go ahead and
change to Win 95 or NT (which of these you select is a whole new question).
I would also suggest that you connect all the writers to your UNIX file
server through Hummingbird (which can also supply you with Xwindows for
your UNIX programs), and keep a central NFS archiving system with routine
backup. This works well for us. If you do go completely to NT, or even with
a Win 95/NT mix, there are plenty of other options for file server management.

Good Luck

At 03:04 PM 10/2/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I've been asked to consider switching my writing group from UNIX
>platforms to networked PCs running MS Windows 95 or NT. Currently, we
>author our documentation using FrameMaker and create HTML versions of
>manuals using Quadralay WebWorks. We create complex graphics and online
>art using a PC. The products we document run both on Windows and UNIX

John Lord Manager of Technical Publications
mailto:jlord -at- livingston -dot- com Livingston Enterprises, Inc. Pleasanton, California.

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