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Windows 7: Barking and Dagenham switches from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, s

03 Apr 2014   #1
kf10

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Barking and Dagenham switches from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, s

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Google has scored a major win on the back of Microsoft’s Windows XP support cut-off, as the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has started a major migration project to 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 Samsung 303Cs Chromebooks and 300 Chromeboxes, mainly for meeting rooms, reception areas and libraries across the borough.

Barking and Dagenham has already rolled out around 350 of these Chromebooks to its staff, and expects to deploy the remaining machines by early June, partly driven by the XP support cut-off date.
Barking and Dagenham switches from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, saves around £400,000 - IT News from V3.co.uk


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03 Apr 2014   #2
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

does chromebooks support local printing for example, i have 9 year old HP Laser 1020 Printer, can the chromebook print to it
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03 Apr 2014   #3
TVeblen

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That is a very ambitious plan. Retraining every employee on a new OS and programs. Fun! How hard could it be?
I hope no one here lives there and has a license renewal coming up!
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03 Apr 2014   #4
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

I'm hoping to get in there so will report back. Been doing some One Oracle project work with LBBD!!

There is a lot of cross council IT work going on at the moment between about 6 London boroughs; if this is successful Google may get a considerable footprint across the different councils. I know Lambeth have just scrapped there XP machines.
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03 Apr 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another advantage of Chromebook. When it breaks you just throw it away and get another one. Their not worth fixing.
I can see the next step. Telling all the employes we will no longer furnish Chromebooks you will have to buy your own. They are cheap.
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04 Apr 2014   #6
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
That is a very ambitious plan. Retraining every employee on a new OS and programs. Fun! How hard could it be?
I hope no one here lives there and has a license renewal coming up!
Driving licences are handled in the UK by a central office the DVLA at Swansea in Wales. Car tax is purchased at the Local Post Office so the council mainly deals with housing, rates (tax on property) and numerous other issues and I suspect there will be some wonderful things lost in the bit bucket.
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04 Apr 2014   #7
Nigsy

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They are running citrix accounts on them to access the programmes they need. There isn't really that much training required. I doubt weather there will be that much impact
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04 Apr 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Question.

Does Chromebook have enough security to handling all that personal information of the citizens?
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05 Apr 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
does chromebooks support local printing for example, i have 9 year old HP Laser 1020 Printer, can the chromebook print to it
Yes, but no newer OS would be able to print to a printer that is that old.
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05 Apr 2014   #10
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Question.

Does Chromebook have enough security to handling all that personal information of the citizens?
I guess Citrix handles the security.
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