Nothing is new it just has a better marketing budget, probably at the expense of engineering -> "lazy engineers never did anything but cost the company money and make the product that provides all of our incomes' - Marketing Department.
When I joined my first school, it was Windows 98 with a smattering of NT so I did support all that before I migrated the lot to XP.
When I stared school there were Acorn's everywhere. I still use a RasPi with RISC OS on to our reception PowerPoint - just 'cos I can.
My admin machines are on Windows 7 along with staff laptops. Class Room desktops are XP until the summer. I was going to migrate them next week during Easter but due to three issues:
1) 25% of the curric software is 16 bit only and will not work. The newest was (c) 1999! Staff use this in lesson plans, so I have to wait for a new academic year to get rid of it.
2) It's assessment term after Easter and apparently a new "system" will cause the teachers so much "extra stress"
3) To avoid this "extra stress" it's better to do such a large change during the summer. Apparently teachers deal better with new things at the start of a new academic year.
And they are supposed to be educated, resourceful people
Trapper 16-bit applications will run on 32 bit Windows 7.
What's going on in Ireland? :confused:
Windows XP use rises among Irish businesses
According to Statcounter, 9.2% of Irish PCs used Windows XP in June, up from 8.7% in April.
Globally, 16% of desktop and laptop PCs continue to use the outdated operating system, although the figure is declining by about 0.5% each month.
Maybe they needed to upgrade from windows 98? :D