Matthew Rosewarne on 18 Jan 2008 18:19:54 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] The One True OS, migrating to

On Friday 18 January 2008, James Barrett wrote:
> Vista will never run on 95% of the machines that the school currently
> owns, as the video and audio cards are incompatible.
> Unless I perform magic, more than 3 quarters of the printers they
> currently own will never work with Vista, as compatible drivers will
> _never_ be made for them.  Of course, print servers might be an option,
> like CUPS...

Well, I think the usual tactic is to buy the new machine and either:

Plan A: Immediately install an old (legal?) copy of XP on it

Plan B: Use Vista on the machine until finding compatibility problems, then do
        Plan A

Of course, why would you bother with that when there's a better alternative...

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