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OK good idea – yes we split it into:
1. Server side – enterprise if needed/certified for apps being hosted on per app basis. General application hosting could standardise on whatever is most broadly used in SA gov (survey needed).
2. Desktop OS – we could certainly standardise on what is felt to be a well-supported non-enterprise distro as we (within gov and across our local industry) will skill up on it. Thing is we should ideally not have a different flavour distro for each Dept as we need to standardise on expertise, support, driver tweaking, etc. We’ll probably also need input from local companies such as Obsidian Systems, LSD, etc who do this type of work. If there is already experience in our local industry, we need that input.