You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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asthmatic camel
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You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Half of all government spending on computers is dedicated to keeping old systems going, a report has found.

The government spends £4.7bn a year on IT across all departments, and £2.3bn goes on patching up systems, some of which date back 30 years or more.

Labour said the situation showed Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove's "incompetence and failure to deliver".

The Cabinet Office said it was taking action to reduce the government's reliance on outdated technology.

The Cabinet Office report, called Organising for Digital Delivery, warns that government could end up spending between £13bn and £22bn over the next five years on obsolete systems.
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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Replacing all of the computers that can't run Windows 11 is going to cost a shitload of tax dollars. Business are likewise going to feel the pinch.

I should upgrade this machine now before the prices get too high. I'm considering a laptop but I like being able to build my own. Decisions, decisions.
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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Yeah, I like building my own. There's that thrill when you hit the power button and the thing actually fucking works! As an added bonus, it costs me far less than PC World charge for an inferior machine. And don't even get me started on Doctor X and his MAC...
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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Because mine has been working for far longer, of course.

Sorry to make you cry.

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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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asthmatic camel wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:18 pm
The government spends £4.7bn a year on IT across all departments, and £2.3bn goes on patching up systems, some of which date back 30 years or more.

That seems reasonable as it is phrased to be so borad.
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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Pyrrho wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:51 am Replacing all of the computers that can't run Windows 11 is going to cost a shitload of tax dollars. Business are likewise going to feel the pinch.

I should upgrade this machine now before the prices get too high. I'm considering a laptop but I like being able to build my own. Decisions, decisions.
The prices have been going up and worse still the length of time it takes to get some things. Weird times.
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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Neat.
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Re: You think Windows 11 is a problem?

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Microsoft works hard to make hardware incompatible.

Twards the begging of 2021 I built one from the ground up running equipment that was near top of the line at the time and it says I couldn't upgrade to 11.

Kinda really fucking happy about that though. When they released 10 a lot of peoples PC's auto updated from 7 to 10 breaking truckloads of stuff. I would be moderately pissed if I came home and I had some new dumpsterfire OS