How do you do....it? Thread, M$ Academic Licensing - to "school agreement" or not??? in Technical; Originally Posted by jsnetman
We use Stone and 3 years ago I tried getting machines with no OS. They just ...
22nd January 2009, 12:11 PM #16
Hmm, I'm sure that counts as anti-competitive...
Originally Posted by jsnetman
22nd January 2009, 12:16 PM #17
Aria and Microdirect both will - but as I say you need something you can "upgrade from", so it's a false economy to buy them totally bare as you'll then need to get "Retail" windows rather than the cheaper OEM version that you can only get with hardware.
22nd January 2009, 12:20 PM #18
Depends what you're going to put on it. I'm keeping my eyes open for a reasonable priced machine to replace lupin, and I'm certainly not prepared to pay for a Windows license that I'll never use.
Originally Posted by TonyRidal
22nd January 2009, 12:37 PM #19
I've had the same feelings myself about machines used as print servers etc. I guess it's down to the individual(s) concerned how literally you interpret the rules and how much common sense is employed.
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
11th February 2009, 01:10 PM #20
Do you have a link to this news? I'm looking to go TC on several machines, possibly using our current hardware until I can afford to buy thin clients outright, so could do with using this to reduce costs (I'd only be looking at office, TS CAL and Server CAL, and not OS, so about £8 per seat cheaper, and may then look at outright purchases of CALs/Office).
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
Thanks in advance
11th February 2009, 01:22 PM #21
So if you run your older PCs as linux clients, you would appear to be ok. I think.
11th February 2009, 01:33 PM #22
Problem for me is, some of the fat clients are P4s, but all they do is run basis desktop applications, no video editting, sound work, or anything strenuous is done on them, and I'd be looking to replace these in the future. CyberNerd's post seemed to suggest that if running linux, these would not be counted under the agreement, so was wondering where that info came from.
11th February 2009, 02:00 PM #23
me too, now! especially as it appears to be contradicted by the quote in my previous post which came from the M$ website today.....
25th June 2010, 12:23 PM #24
- Rep Power
Buying an OS when on MS SA
It's nothing to do with a partnership, or any other agreement. The Schools Agreement entitles you to upgrade your OS to the latest version.
Originally Posted by jsnetman
What you need to be careful of is that most resellers (Insight/Misco etc) don't want to open the box they're shifting, so they'll tell you you have to have the OS that comes on the system. At the moment you should be buying Vista Home Basic (if there are no ridiculous deals on Win95/98 COAs you can find). System builders (like Stone - mentioned above - or Ergo) should always ask if you've got a Schools Agreement and provide the most appropriate (ie. cheapest) OS.
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