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I'm Sick of it.
I'm sick of my job. My job has never been about fixing technical computer issues. My job has been akin to a Cuban auto mechanic.
I have ~40 computers that are older than the kids that go to this school. 20% of them require an arcane networking system made by Novell. those 20% require Windows 3.11 WFW. If DOS was still relevant, I'd be a guru at it by now.
The State has no money. The county has no money. This school is using computers from the 90s because money has been so tight. It is illegal to raise money or to ask for it, and the principal is such a jackass that he removed every computer the federal government gave us because "no one would work on them"... uhhhh.... that was my job?
That was 50 or so computers trashed. I wish I could trash these. There's only so much you can pull out of 500 MHz P3 computers with win98SE, and a group of 100-150 MHz Workstations running the only educational programs we can afford (We bought them in 1993). I have ran out of XP activation keys. I will get no more. I have put more effort than most computer repair shops (and have earned nothing close to what they do) and I just can't take it anymore. I have used more floppies than most people have in their lifetime because I can't find a TCP/IP driver worth a damn.
Did I mention that a few of these computers are 486s?? in 2010, I'm working on 486s.
tl;dr baww I hate my job.
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Linux is not a magic wand that comes in, takes away all those nasty Windoze appz and replaces them with 100% equifunctional and compatible equivalents.
I'm just thinking about the children. Old hardware, outdated educational materials, zero budget... what else is there?