Upgrade for computers across Somerset libraries

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PUBLIC computers in libraries across Somerset will receive a major upgrade starting next week.

The Library Service’s network of public computers will be replaced with new machines offering Windows 7 operating systems and the latest Microsoft Office software.

Details of when new equipment will be available in your library will be available at www.somerset.gov.uk/computersinlibraries in the coming weeks.

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10:01pm Fri 23 May 14

theyardy says...

Microsoft operating systems do not stand still, so why upgrade to a system (Windows 7) that is about half way through it's life cycle.

Why not be more future proof and upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Microsoft operating systems do not stand still, so why upgrade to a system (Windows 7) that is about half way through it's life cycle. Why not be more future proof and upgrade to Windows 8.1. theyardy
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4:58pm Sat 24 May 14

frags27 says...

I agree theyardy but instead of Windows 8.1 run Linux a free operating system with open office or even a cloud based solution. Cloud is far better anyway, can access docs from anywhere, covering mobile devices/tablets as well. All you need is a browser Firefox or Chrome which is also free even in a commercial environment. Think of all the money you would save on licence costs then Windows 7, one less thing for our council tax to be used and spent on.
I agree theyardy but instead of Windows 8.1 run Linux a free operating system with open office or even a cloud based solution. Cloud is far better anyway, can access docs from anywhere, covering mobile devices/tablets as well. All you need is a browser Firefox or Chrome which is also free even in a commercial environment. Think of all the money you would save on licence costs then Windows 7, one less thing for our council tax to be used and spent on. frags27
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3:53pm Mon 26 May 14

the voice of common sense says...

Silly me, I thought the purpose of public libraries was to lend out books
Silly me, I thought the purpose of public libraries was to lend out books the voice of common sense
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