Our public and staff machines are controlled by IT. Some staff are still on
XP though most are Win7, public is on Win7.
At my former place, public was controlled by IT and on Win7. Staff had just
moved to Win7 over the last year. The move to Win7 + Office 2010 + Google
Apps was such a big change already that we didn't want to make it worse by
going to Win8.
In both cases, I believe a huge part is the campus-wide licensing.
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Ruth Frasur <[log in to unmask]
> Our library is still on 7. We will most likely almost wait until the
> release of Window 8.1. We will be moving to touch screen monitors as well.
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Eric Phetteplace <[log in to unmask]
> > Hi Stuart,
> > We've received a number of Surface RT tablets which we'll be using in the
> > Fall. Right now, it's only staff trying them out but eventually students
> > will use them. We don't have a timeline for migrating our public
> > to Windows 8.
> > My biggest impression is it's probably wise to wait until Windows 8.1
> > brings back the Start button before upgrading. The lack of a start button
> > seriously frustrates users who have grown accustomed to routing all their
> > actions through it. The touch screen side of the interface would also
> > best alongside touch screen monitors, so that's another consideration.
> > Best,
> > Eric Phetteplace
> > Emerging Technologies Librarian
> > Chesapeake College
> > Wye Mills, MD
> > On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Forrest, Stuart <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi All
> > >
> > > Just taking a quick poll...Who is using windows 8 in their libraries
> > > of those how many use staff, public, both?? And if not why??
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Stuart Forrest PhD
> > > Library Systems Specialist
> > > Beaufort County Library
> > > Beaufort
> > > SC 29902
> > > 843 255 6450
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> > >
> > > http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/
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> > >
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