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Replacement for Windows?

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: I really don't like this new version of Windows. Can you install Ubuntu instead?  It would be really nice to be able to use Ubuntu here at school and not have to lug around my laptop to do it.
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

A: Thank you for your suggestion, but it is not possible at this time. We use the  Windows OS in concert with IT services and other departments on all campuses in order to provide a consistent experience and common platform amongst our lab PCs.

Library Computer Questions

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: The computers are way slower with windows 8 than they used to be with windows 7. I do not like the UI. What software does the university use that is not available on such platforms such as GNU/Linux? It will save the licensing fees.
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

A: I'm glad to see that you are making use of the  computers that the library provides as a free service for library patrons.