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Schools urged not to install Windows Vista

Discussion in 'News' started by zimbo, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. zimbo
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    Schools urged not to install Windows Vista

    The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) has recommended that schools hold off upgrading to Windows Vista and Office 2007, citing no important benefits and a lot of extra costs.

    Becta's interim report on Vista and Office 2007 said that upgrading to Vista would cost a primary school around £4,000 and a secondary school up to £25,000, but that there is nothing in the two applications that is a "must have".

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    1. wagnerk
      We (the IT dept in schools) could have said that for free :)

      Alot of the software that the students run already run like c*ap under XP (& current hardware) and not to mention the main MIS system that schools run (sim's) doesn't exactly run properly under Vista. Couple that with the training time and costs to update both staff and students, it's not currently feasible.

    2. Bluerinse
      Why would a child require Office 2007?

      What is wrong with OpenOffice?

    3. dalsoth
      Nothing. Teachers hate it though because it is not MS Office :D

      Tricked a teacher once as i told him that the Calc was Excel. Took him ages to work out it was a different program:p

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