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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    We will be running Vista on our admin workstations once CAPITA have fully tested it out with SIMS.net.

    I dont think we will be taking the plunge to use VISTA on the curriculum network just yet.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    That is probably how we would do it- Vista on the admin network machines and not on curriculum for at least another year. We have the luxury (right now) of sharing the same infrastructure for admin and curriculum but having separate domains- so doing this gives us ample time to test Vista in the real world. There are already laptops for staff coming through with Vista on them...so the inevitable strikes in any case.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    There are already laptops for staff coming through with Vista on them...so the inevitable strikes in any case.
    On the basis that I have to support those staff laptops I've been reinstalling any Vista laptops with XP... I don't need the headache right now.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    No to Vista at this time. We are in the process of upgrading memory in our PCs to enable XP to run better. Don't see the point of putting Vista on which offers no real improvement, but is heavier on resources.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    No way I would even touch vista for another 24 months at least, I tried it on one of our laptops the other day and it must have been at least twice as slow as XP on the same hardware.

    It just doesnt offer anything over xp in a corporate environment yet. Maybe when server 2008 comes out we will see the advantages.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    They've removed Solitaire and Minesweeper from the Business edition, so no not migrating until we have to

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    They've removed Solitaire and Minesweeper from the Business edition, so no not migrating until we have to
    Oh heck - the nurse and the librarian will be inconsolable Maybe I will have to deploy to them after all

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    They've removed Solitaire and Minesweeper from the Business edition, so no not migrating until we have to
    Oh no they haven't, just disabled them by default. If you go into the control pannel and use classic view, click on Programs and Features, down the left hand side there will be a Turn Windows Features on or off option. Go into that and tick the Games box, simple as that.

    Not that I spend my day playing solitaire

    Tom

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    Never mind Solitaire... what about mineSweeper?! * Looks panicky! *

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    aaahhh genius thankyou lol. I don't have Vista on any machines like but I'll remember.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    We currently only use it on the main IT admin pc(mine) and that is running business. The only version we will ever run is Business but it will be well into next year before it makes it onto any of my teaching pc's. I had planned to test in 1 suite but due to Ranger not working with Vista i've put it on.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    I am using vista Business
    Most of the instructional program will be going to if Q1 of 08
    I have a lab of 30 computers using vista B and KMS servers to activate it .
    Everyone might want to plan at least on lab as there are alot of issues that you will have to over come.
    deep freeze and KMS do not like each other.
    the only volume licensing out there is Vista Buss.
    Everything else requires single activation
    i have had the lab up for 60 days now and am the first to be running it ( according to faronics)

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    NO

    there is no need for vista in school's just a waste of time and messing about.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    Considering 90% of the software we have won't work in vista, there is no chance we'll be moving over to it. My guess would be 2 years until we consider it.

    We're speccing our pc's for it though (min 1Gb ram core 2 duo processors, decent gfx cards etc...), as it would be good to be prepared.

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    Re: Who is using Vista at school?

    Just starting to think more seriously about the move, spent the day playing with Vista's GPOs, and new features, and testing software which is proving to not be too bad. Looking forward to it.

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