On Wednesday 09 April 2008 12:44 in
<200804091244.17221.mullen.paul at gmail.com>, Paul Mullen wrote:
>> On Wed 09 Apr 2008, David Howe wrote:
>> Question: Is there an Irish equivalent to BECTA?
> NCTE www.ncte.ie
The PC advice sheet mentions Windows, but not linux:
"Operating Systems (OS)
PCs are generally purchased with an operating system pre-installed. It is
worth checking that your existing software will still work with the
operating system of any new systems being purchased. It may be possible to
choose a particular operating system and, if so, this may help standardise
new machines with existing school PCs. Microsoft introduced their Vista OS
in January 2007. Windows XP however will probably remain the most commonly
used OS till approx mid-2008. Windows XP Home is at least €100 cheaper than
XP Professional but it is not suitable for school networks. Vista Home
Premium replaces XP Home and Vista Business replaces XP Professional."
although the Apple advice sheet does mention linux:
"Intel Core Duo Processors facilitate the installation of other Operating
Systems such as Widows[sic] or Linux if required."
The software licensing advice sheet also mentions open source briefly:
Some software downloaded from the Internet (or from discs on computer
magazines) is free. Read the accompanying text to clarify the terms and
conditions governing the use of such software."
The Bebo workshop only mentions Windows and Mac OS as well, although
the "etc" does give some indication that others exist :)
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