Art Alexion on 19 Jan 2008 08:36:57 -0800

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

On Friday 18 January 2008 21:18:30 Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> 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

This is what seems to be the most widespread plan for now.  Dell has extended 
the time it will sell new PCs with XP to businesses, (but not home/home 
office users.).  And the word we got was that, at least initially, a new PC 
with a Vista license will include an XP license as well.  I'm not clear on 
whether this a Dell or MS thing.

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

This is not a viable plan in a training environment.  The software on the 
machines has to be uniform and consistent for instructional purposes.

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