On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 11:14:00AM +0000, Donncha O Caoimh mentioned:
> What's bugging me is the fact that it turns out they must buy computers
> with Pentium III CPUs! I was planning on using Celeron chips, and even
> had a quote for same, but it seems that Dept. of Education Guidelines
> stipulate the use of Pentium III chips.
> I haven't seen the guidelines, and maybe they recommend "Pentium class"
> CPUs, which I would categorise the Celeron as.
This is to stop people being ripped off & buying pentiums or 486s.
Celerons, Durons and Athlons are all Pentium III class chips.
Durons are great value - we just bought 6 machines for about £400 each -
Duron 750s, with 128MB RAM. Fine machines for schools, and you could go
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