On Tue, 2005-01-18 at 12:16, Grainge, Derek wrote:
The reason why I have chosen Moodle/PHP/Mysql is that in the end captia has said they are going for a web based version of SIMS. So....I thought I would beat them to it!! lol
Interesting. A few years back Capita said they were going for a web-based interface; then they said that they were abandoning that and where going for what they called 'thin client' Unless you know something I don't about where Capita are going next?
So what you have is a .net set of executables and you need to run them on a fairly up-to-date windows PC- which is actually a fairly fat client with no server, but with MSSQL data streams as 'thin' as they can manage. Not at all what they promised.
I think now Microsoft own part of the company. I doubt that this would have had anything to do with the decision to go .net executables though
If that is the case it could well be that the conbination is illegal in the eyes of the 1998 competition act. Two undertakings are not permitted to conspire to tie people into their products in monopoly situations.
Just write to the OFT and complain.