Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops

neverware-laptopsWhen Waller Independent School District of Waller, Texas, decided to start upgrading its laptops and desktops to Windows 7 in 2014, the district had one big concern: time. After years of using Chromebooks alongside its traditional laptops, school leaders were anticipating lightning-fast boot up times from their new investments.

What they found was less than encouraging—even newer laptops, they learned, require a good 60 to 90 seconds to boot up. “In education, that just doesn’t work,” says Rosa Ojeda, technology...

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