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.
Thanks in advance
So if you run your older PCs as linux clients, you would appear to be ok. I think.Quote:
(Microsoft School Agreement overview: Benefits, products, pricing, membership) Eligible PCs include all of the Pentium III, iMac G3 or equivalent or better computers. You must also include any other computers (such as older Pentium computers) on which any software will be run.
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.
me too, now! especially as it appears to be contradicted by the quote in my previous post which came from the M$ website today.....
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.