[SATLUG] Linux Support Needed in Bandera

Samuel Leon leon36 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 07:58:51 CST 2008


Damian wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been reading this list for over a year, but have never posted.  I 
> work for a small company up in Bandera and am the resident geek, so some 
> of my duties include troubleshooting hardware problems and maintaining 
> the network.  Right now we have two windows desktops, two Linux 
> desktops, a headless Linux machine used for backups and serving scanning 
> and printing to the large Xerox.  There are a few printers attached to 
> some machines on the wired network.  The Linux machines are all running 
> Kubuntu.
> 
> Anyway, I'm moving to Houston and I don't know of anybody up here with 
> Linux skills that can handle basic IT maintenance duties.  The company 
> doesn't need a whole lot of help, but the people in the office aren't 
> very tech-savvy, so what seem like simple problems to us can ruin their 
> day.
> 
> They can pay between $25 and $50 an hour depending on the person's 
> experience.  If you're just a regular Linux user and you can also 
> support the Windows machines and network, you are plenty qualified.  If 
> you're a pro, you can request something closer to the $50/hour.  I'd 
> imagine they might need a few hours of work per month.
> 
> It's a very laid-back atmosphere and the people are great.  If anyone is 
> interested, or knows someone who might be, please let me know.  I'm just 
> worried because I finally got them to embrace Linux, Firefox, 
> Thunderbird, OpenOffice, etc. and I don't want to leave them unsupported 
> regretting their decision.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -Damian


I am interested but the problem is that I live in Marion which is about 
2 hours from Bandera.  And I also just started a new job on nightshift 
so I would probably only be able to get out there on maybe a Saturday or 
Sunday.  What kind of problems do they usually have?

Sam


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