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London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000 193

Posted by Soulskill
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girlmad writes: "Google has scored a major win on the back of Microsoft's Windows XP support cut-off. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has begun moving all its employees over to Samsung Chromebooks and Chromeboxes ahead of the 8 April deadline. The council was previously running 3,500 Windows XP desktops and 800 XP laptops, and is currently in the process of retiring these in favour of around 2,000 Chromebooks and 300 Chromeboxes. It estimates the savings at around £400,000 compared to upgrading to newer Windows machines — no small change."
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London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000

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  • Mad (Score:2, Funny)

    by bugs2squash (1132591) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @06:18PM (#46643913)
    They must be barking...
  • by JustNiz (692889) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @07:06PM (#46644327)

    The really amazing thing is that one small Borough of London apparently employs over 2300 admin workers.
    No wonder our taxes are so high.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @08:03PM (#46644773)

    Makes sense. Chromebooks can be okay on the hardware, but I can't see them as very useful especially for real work.

    It's Council... who said anything about doing any work.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 03, 2014 @12:44AM (#46646409)

    Makes sense. Chromebooks can be okay on the hardware, but I can't see them as very useful especially for real work.
    What a lie! Chromebooks are far more effective than the old cruft. Real work is done with these systems every day. Real work has been done with them for many years. Real savings can be had by switching. Real crazy are the microsludge marketing droids who try to mutter nonsense. You don't need a Ticonderoga #5 pencil to write numbers, and if you *dare* use any other type of writing instrument, its not a 'Real Number'. Yet when talking about computing, the microsludge marketing droids keep harping on it. Its stupid; as utterly stupid as insisting on the brand of pencil. Yet the parent tries. Its just dumb.

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