<CT> Re: Alternative shell for win311

  • From: "Martin B. Brilliant" <marty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 12:58:31 -0400

There is also a maintenance angle. If anybody reports a problem, the 
company support people will have it a lot easier if everybody's 
system looks the same, or at least has only software that the support 
staff is trained and experienced in and knows how to get vendor 
support for. Freeware and shareware (as distinct from shrinkware) can 
be updated all too frequently for them to keep up with easily. And 
they won't bother to learn how to deal with Calmira (or any other 
software) unless they're convinced that it adds enough functionality 
to justify the effort.

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000 21:51:11 +0100, Clive Wright <clive_wright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

> "Brian L. Johnson" wrote:
> > 
> > On Oct 11, Clive Wright wrote to calmira_tips:
> > 
> > >I am in the position at work that my pc runs windows
> > >3.11(wfwg) and am not allowed to load any shareware or
> > >freeware which rules out calmira.
> > 
> > If I might ask, why is the reason for this policy? Is there any chance
> > you could discuss Calmira with them and seek specific permission to
> > install Calmira?
> > 
> I believe it is just a hazard of working for a large
> organisation. All the computers are ring fenced to "prevent"
> foreign code which could contain virii etc. from infecting
> the site and somebody (who probably does not work there
> anymore) put a blanket veto on shareware and freeware. The
> perpetrator may have left but the veto remains and is
> rigidly enforced. I will just have to be content with using
> calmira at home.
> Clive

Martin B. Brilliant at home in Holmdel, NJ

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