James Barrett on 18 Jan 2008 18:46:07 -0800

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

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 09:18:30PM -0500, Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> 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.
> <snip>
> > 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

Using old license keys on new machines would probably be illegal, even 
if it worked, which it would not.

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

_Why_ purchase new machines in the first place?

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

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