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The positive about the XP network? Well when it is working printing is good, internet access is OK, teachers can use in the classrooms with their laptops and whiteboards.

My RISC OS networks lack internet access and printing to colour laser printers is a little slow compared to XP.

All the laptops have VRPC and many teachers use it quite a lot but without interactivity with the whiteboards the battle will be lost even more.

Is there a future for RISC OS in my school? Not after I leave next year I fear. My authority don't like what I am doing but cannot stop me but my successor will almost certainly give in to XP totally.

Strangely staff I have employed to maintain the XP network are increasingly questioning why the RISC OS network, something they knew nothing of before coming to my school, are increasingly saying why is RISC OS so much more reliable than Windows? Why is it easier to use and when can we use it with with things like Quicktime etc?

Although I shall continue to insist on the use of RISC OS in my school the lack of genuine development of the hard and software, and yes I know about the Iyonix, will ensure that RISC OS does indeed die in those schools that still use it.

I would dearly love someone to prove me wrong, make the right equipment, hard and soft, available at the right price and with the right publicity. Will it happen? I fear not.

Ken Page

 is a RISC OS Userkenpage on 9/6/04 7:23AM
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