Re: Run Kryten Smug-Mode
Mooot point, is XP pre-Sp1 still supported by Microsoft ? No. You have no ff'ing clue!
1. If you have Linux, you have server interfaces with software standards in place. If you have software standards, you can upgrade Linux, like any other client - yes even windows- without a problem whenever you want. Ideally, you want browser-based or Java-based clients anyway, as it is less pain to go platform-independent.
2. Linux does not require shitloads of resources to run, so any Pentium 4 will do perfectly fine, provided you put in 1Gb of RAM, which should at least be the case for the XP boxen as with less, they grind to a halt.
3. Linux has not changed the ui much over the last 15 years
Alternatives Window cleaners choose:
1. Put Windows 7 on the boxen, WakeOnLan to boot every PC every weekday morning at 6 o'clock to make sure the the login screen is there when the lusers come in at 7:30.
2. Pay shitloads for new PC's ... so they can have aero to boost productivity - fancy screensavers and shit ;-)