"Recently we managed to fund the purchase of 16 new computers in
my wife's primary school. The old hardware were Pentium III 500 MHz
boxes running Windows 98. When I connected the computer room to the
DSL router (Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT), they were all crying
for security updates.
"I wasn't going to put Windows 98 on the new PCs, so what
options did we have? Buying new Microsoft licenses was not covered
by the budget, and probably not needed, anyway: the only software
that was already available was a set of outdated education
programs, most of which could easily be replaced by stuff available
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