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    Using XP or Vista?

    I was just wondering today who actually uses vista in a school environment? The vista forum seems kinda dead

    Personally we are totally XP here and going to skip vista and go straight for Windows 7 when its released.

    I was just wondering what others are planning.
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    Totally XP and Server 2003 at all my sites. There's just no rush to adopt Vista. XP will be supported until the year 2014.

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    Same here, can't see a reason to upgrade.

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    No hurry here either.

    We are, for the time being, working on the theory if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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    Same here, I have howver just ordered 15 Server 2008 licenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    No hurry here either.

    We are, for the time being, working on the theory if it ain't broke don't fix it.
    Im working on the theory that you dont take steps backwards therefore we will also be missing Vista out.

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    xp in all.

    i support 7 schools and actually gave 4 vista laptops a try for a period of 2 months.

    sufficed to say, they are now all running xp

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    Going to stick to XP as long as we can here.

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    Im the first vista then :P Vista all through with Office 2007, 2 Server 2008's running, one as a DC.

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    Where's my Windows 2000 option? 50/50 that and XP.

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    I'm hoping to move a school over to 2008 Server and Exchange Server 2007 in 2010 when the new building is done.

    Atm current setup is XP Pro and 2003 Server

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    got 4 vista laptops in which some of the younger more capable staff are using as guinee pigs but the rest is xp and all new purchases will be xp till they stop letting us get it

    As a side note - I notice MS have extended the deadline again by another 6 months to july 09

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    Have three vista laptops here and XP through out, server 2003 on servers. The vista machines are a complete nightmare, they have problems on the domain, they don't pick up group policies. I admit we have just got them, so there maybe some fix out there i don't know about, but at the moment i would happily change back to XP.
    I have suggested it over and over, but some reason they want to keep trying vista even though they moan and complain about it, surely using what you already know would be the better option.

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    XP Laptops/PCs. Some thin clients. Server room is 50/50 Windows 2003/Linux. We have 2k8 DCs though.

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    Pupil Domain is entirely Windows Vista with a mix of Server 2003 & Server 2008
    Staff Is mix of XP and vista and all Windows 2003 servers.

    Any new PCs or Laptops get loaded with Vista - If a PC can reasonably cope with Vista then it gets installed if currently system crashes.



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