not true, rm supplied our college with new machines, for dumb clients,
£600 each... Software is discounted, but they make up for it with
On 08/10/2009, dick_turpin <dick_turpin(a)archlinux.us> wrote:
Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
OK so here's some questions from a business perspective so forgive me if
it comes across as non sugary spice and all things nice :-)
> My local Primary school is currently paying large sums to RM and MS for
> their ICT setup, along with all the restrictive practices that RM seem to
> operate by.
Er Schools don't pay large sums of money for MS software in fact
Educational Software his heavyly discounted, as an example Windows 7
will be available to students at a cost of £30.00 for either Home or Pro
editions. Which is a pretty reasonable price given that everything in
the UK at the minute is £30.
Mobile Phone £30
Virgin Media £30
Given that for Joe Public and businesses the prices will be around £150
for home £220 for Pro and a whopping £230 for ultimate you can see
education gets a nice discount.
> I was talking to the Head this morning, and it seems he might be amenable
> looking at Open Source as a replacement, particularly as the school is
> small and doesn't have an actual ICT budget at all.
So that tells me the ICT dept/equipment is very small and doesn't
warrant a budget. How many units are we talking?
> What I was thinking was, are there any folks who might be able to
> voluntarily come along at some time in the future (I don't know when their
> MS licences are up for renewal) to do an evaluation of how, what and when
> and how much it might cost and the long-term cost savings?
MS licenses up for renewal? What do you mean?
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