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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Good luck to them I say. Competition is a good thing. I just hope the software isn't cr@p!

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    But what can it do other than rebadge Star/OpenOffice and a newbie friendly Linux distro. IT Managers don't normally pickup the database solutions with their groceries.

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Just wait for the queues of users with ' I did my work at home on Tescos Office and it won't open in school' routine

    Oh joy!! :?

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Just wait for the queues of users with ' I did my work at home on Tescos Office and it won't open in school' routine Sad

    Oh joy!! Confused
    It's hardly an issue -just install openoffice

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    The Office software is actually Ability Office.

    http://www.ability.com/

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    But what can it do other than rebadge Star/OpenOffice and a newbie friendly Linux distro. IT Managers don't normally pickup the database solutions with their groceries.
    I cannot wait for the day when I can do that

    Shopping List:
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    Well we can all dream about the day that happens

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Hi.
    When I owned a 'Newsagents' Ability Office was free on the cover CD on a lot of computer mags.
    We used it in school for a number of years until they got MS office.

    Ability office

    From Michael.

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    But what can it do other than rebadge Star/OpenOffice and a newbie friendly Linux distro. IT Managers don't normally pickup the database solutions with their groceries.
    I cannot wait for the day when I can do that

    Shopping List:
    2 Irons
    1 Ironing Board
    Dishwasher Tables
    Server 2003 R2
    Ball and Chain
    Loo Roll
    Digestive Biscuits
    Crusty Bread
    Milk
    SQL 2005 Enterprise Edition
    Butter
    Ruhbarb Pie (yummy)
    Yoghurts (strawberry, raspberry and peach)
    Cheese (red leicester, chedder - mild and strong, Churnton, Cathedral City - sliced and block)
    HP Proliant ML370 G5 with 18 SA-SCSI
    2 more Irons (you can never have enough Irons hey Grumbledook)
    2 tickets to We Will Rock You
    Tango

    Well we can all dream about the day that happens
    Surely that's what the Internet is for

    Andy

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    I wish, they don't deliver to my area, neither do Asda, Iceland, Tesco or Sainsburys

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Where do you live? Antartica?

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Yup, its a nice cold place

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    Tesco delivers to us, but ASDA (same distance away) doesn't!

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    They are also going to be selling a cd/dvd burning application which again seems a waste of time.

    How about setting up a pc with a cd burner at school that has a menu allowing students to create their own disk full of useful free utilities and other software.

    They just pick what they want shove in a cd when asekd and it burns it for them

    Ben

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    Re: Watch out Bill, Tescos is on your case

    How about setting up a pc with a cd burner at school that has a menu allowing students to create their own disk full of useful free utilities and other software.
    You mean a freedom toaster !
    Would make a great extended schools project

    http://www.freedomtoaster.org/

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