“The agency that governs educational technology in the UK has advised schools in the country to keep Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system and its Office 2007 software out of the classroom and administrative offices,” Paul McDougall reports for InformationWeek.
“‘Upgrading existing ICT systems to Microsoft Vista or Office 2007 is not recommended,’ said the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (also known as Becta), in a report issued this week,” McDougall reports.
“The agency said UK schools can consider using Vista or Office 2007 software only when they are buying new batches of PCs. Even then, however, they’re advised to take a long looked at alternatives based on Linux and other open source products, such as the OpenOffice.org desktop package,” McDougall reports.
“Becta’s advisory mirrors similar moves taken by public agencies in the U.S. Last year, the Department of Transportation placed a ban on the use of Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Internet Explorer 7 due to cost and compatibility concerns,” McDougall reports
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If they had any brains at all, they’d be using Macs already. Still, it’s a start.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Rockin’ Rod” for the heads up.]