[thelist] sactifying GNU software

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Tue Oct 30 15:43:33 CST 2001

I've got a dilemma. Our engineering department is moving toward more *nix
tools. I'm a Windows sysadmin. If someone wants to use an unknows Windows
program, I can load it and test it on my own machine, and at least see how
it interacts with my other software and get a feel for its quality.`

Is there a common-sense way for an admin with (severely) limited *nix
knowledge to choose/sanctify software if they can't do it from personal


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