Matthew Rosewarne on 19 Jan 2008 10:32:37 -0800

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

On Saturday 19 January 2008, Art Alexion wrote:
> 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.
> This is not a viable plan in a training environment.  The software on the
> machines has to be uniform and consistent for instructional purposes.

On Friday 18 January 2008, James Barrett wrote:
> Using old license keys on new machines would probably be illegal, even
> if it worked, which it would not.
> _Why_ purchase new machines in the first place?

I'm not saying this is a good idea or in any way an advisable plan, just that 
it seems to be what I've heard usually happens in smaller organisations.

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