[LINK] [UK] Government agency tells schools to shun Vista

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Fri Jan 12 07:56:06 AEDT 2007

Government agency tells schools to shun Vista

Education agency has urged schools not to deploy Microsoft's Vista 
operating system.

In a surprise criticism of Microsoft, the government's schools computer 
agency has warned that deploying Vista carries too much risk and that 
its benefits are unclear.

Becta, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, 
said on Wednesday that it "strongly recommends" schools do not deploy 
Microsoft's latest operating system within the next 12 months.

And in a further dig at Microsoft, Becta argues there are no "must-have" 
features in Vista and that "technical, financial and organisational 
challenges associated with early deployment currently make this [Vista] 
a high-risk strategy."



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Sydney Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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