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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Arch - change standard install loc from /opt/trinity to /opt/tde?

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:09:32 -0800 (PST)
> Okay this is just offtopic. No I would not use Arch Linux in
> a corporate environment, it is bleeding edge and not stable.
> In a corporate environment I would likely deploy a windows based
> system.

Agreed that which distro to use in an enterprise environment excludes quite a few distros.

A better question is whether Trinity is suitable for the enterprise. At the moment I humbly say no, but only because we need to address many bugs. Even after we resolve all build and packaging bug reports, we have many nuisance usability bugs that need attention. Us geeks can overlook or work around those types of bugs, but not people using computers in an enterprise environment.

If compatibility with Windows is a requirement then we would need to evaluate in real time how Trinity functions in such an environment. As long as Trinity can use underlying layers, such as Samba or LDAP, then Trinity could be used. The one challenge will always be MS Office, but that is an app question and not a desktop question.

If Windows and MS Office compatibility are secondary requirements, then LibreOffice likely will suffice for MS Office. Then the question is whether Trinity is a palatable desktop for such business users. I believe Trinity is palatable for such environments but not until we eliminate most of the bugs reported, which means R14.

I have been working hard to see R14 arrive. :)

Whether Trinity is suitable for the enterprise is something I'd like us to explore --- but after R14.