In article <325559BC.1D98 at bbsrc.ac.uk>, michael.baron at bbsrc.ac.uk wrote:
> This may be because many UK institutions are pressured to follow an
> institute policy, set by non-users. Our own site, like many, has
> to follow the official BBSRC line of using Wintel machines, despite the
> privately expressed preference of some of the IT staff for the MacOS
> platform. Such a policy probably originated years ago, simply on the case
> that a DOS-box was cheaper than a Mac, and the people making the decision
> had secretaries to use the machines (;-)). Once such policies are made,
> they tend to be set in stone.
You're working at the wrong bbsrc institute Michael, my old son!
( Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk )
( Big Nose in Edinburgh )