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    Debating a Start8 Site Purchase...

    I'm wondering...

    I'm hauling my new school from the dark ages this year to a new version of Windows (we are currently running XP). My initial though was to go for Windows 7, as the change in the UI could be coped with by the staff.

    However after trying Start8 today, I'm wondering if I could go to Windows 8 - The total cost for here would be around £1450 with an annual maintenance of £150, both affordable.

    Would the money be well spent (in your opinions)?

    I'm just thinking that if Microsoft continue down the current UI path we are going to have to move to Metro at some point, so is the halfway house of Start8 going to make things easier?

    Are there any other options (that can be managed through group policy) available out there?

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    just buy everyone ipads.

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    Start8 doesn't support folder redirection which killed the idea for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHMS View Post
    Start8 doesn't support folder redirection which killed the idea for me.
    Yup, that's killed it for me too!

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    by dosent support folder redirection do you mean kills existing (so pictures/docs etc.) or just kills start menu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    just buy everyone ipads.
    Great idea. I should move everything to the cloud as well... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    just buy everyone ipads.
    By everybody Nexus 10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    By everybody Nexus 10's
    I detect a hint a sarcasm in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    I detect a hint a sarcasm in this thread.
    wouldnt sarcasm be suggesting etch a sketches?

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    I was only half joking...

    "buy everyone ipads" is what my SMT is pushing for right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    wouldnt sarcasm be suggesting etch a sketches?
    More manageable than Metro! (I won't be touching it in 'production' until SP1)
    @RabbieBurns - I feel for you! (We have some here!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    More manageable than Metro! (I won't be touching it in 'production' until SP1)
    @RabbieBurns - I feel for you! (We have some here!)
    ive got 4 pcs in 1 schools foundation im seriously considering win8 for as they are big touchscreens but as a general rollout atm no

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