Vista's dead, right? Not so... London 2012 Olympics will run on Vista.

The_Unbeliever

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Found this on El Reg :

Yes, that means that the vast majority of them are running Windows Vista. But it's not about the fancy specs. Consistency was a big buzz word for Acer: making sure that all the computers are the same, that they all work with the same drivers and that there are enough in reserve should more be required. "We are as fluid and risk-averse as possible, the same consistent tech is a key factor in our success," said Michael Trainor, Acer Product Manager.

The people

Acer will be employing 300 to 400 staff as technical support during the 17 days of the Games: these will be Service Specialists and Desktop Technicians who will work at the venues and in the Operations Centre, with people available every hour of the day in every venue for the duration of the Games. Currently about 50 have been employed.

There needs to be a technical team in each venue for security reasons – it takes a while for people to get in and out of the Olympic Village due to the security procedures, so if something goes wrong, sending someone up on the DLR would be a disaster. "The standard next-day customer service model wouldn't work," as Olsen put it.

Poor techies :D

I'm so glad I don't have to support that kludge... :D:D


Sauce : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/07/2012_olympics_vista/
 

noxibox

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Vista is made out to be much worse than it really is. It's only major failing was the resources it used. Today that's much less of an issue.
 

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Did anyone read to the end of the article?:

"Acer would like to assure the world that the London Olympics will not be running on Vista but mostly on Windows 7."
 

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Did anyone read to the end of the article?:

"Acer would like to assure the world that the London Olympics will not be running on Vista but mostly on Windows 7."

It was an update after publication :)
 

The_Unbeliever

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Did anyone read to the end of the article?:

"Acer would like to assure the world that the London Olympics will not be running on Vista but mostly on Windows 7."

I just read the first page - then left it at that.

Wonder why they didn't update the article?

Meh :D
 

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fwiw its source not sauce one is origin... the other is ketchup
 
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