I’ve just finished listening to the BDLL:Europe Edition abot Q4OS. I’ve not tried this one and was looking forward to the comments from everyone, (I’ll try and catch the normal edition later too).
What I came away with was that (as said on the show) we need more info to answer the question that triggered this challenge. There was a lot of speculation and guessing but nothing concrete to help answer the initial question.
- OK, Q4OS offer support, I can see a business would/might need that. Why were they looking at Q4OS in particular?
- Does someone in that office/business use Q4OS (or Debian and want Debian plus help to “businessify” it) and does it have a key feature(s) they are looking for.
- How big is that office/business (how many seats) and what is the experience level of those “seats”?
- What usage do they need? Office application, (WP, email, calendaring, integration with other software, video conferencing) and custom applications for their business?
- What is their IT department (1 or more people, or just an on staff geek) experience, planned training, ability to take on day to day in-house support after deployment?
- What is their budget and is that an on-going budget or a 1-time expense?
- Who, outside their office/business, does the software have to interact with?
- Do they just need a “corporate” branding with a few application, or general purpose desktops/workstation?
Those question, and probably many others, are just off the top of my head and are in no particular order.
A Debian base I can understand for stability; not REL/Centos for economic reasons (and I don’t think desktop for REL/Centos anyway) and size of deployment I can understand; not Ubuntu for economic reasons I can understand and maybe also size of deployment; not Arch based I can understand (even Manjaro despite it coming closest to suitable for a stable commercial installation if their IT department is up to it).
I hope Rocco get more info from the originator of the request.