Educational ICT Virtualisation Specialist 

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Precedence Technologies Ltd
Technology House, 36a Union Lane
Cambridge, CB4 1QB, United Kingdom
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Feature TotalBoot and NetManager TotalBoot and NT TopCat and NT
Designed specifically for schools  
Curriculum content    
Runs RISCOS software
Runs Windows software
With appropriate server

With appropriate server

With appropriate server
Simple, secure login Yes Yes Need to purchase extra software
Completely definable RISCOS environment  
Simple to use GUI tools to alter printer configuration remotely on a per-NC basis  
Secure environment to hacking (stops command line access, etc.)  
Web-based task manager  
Logging out quits all programs run by previous user  
Long filenames  
Consistent filenames between PCs and NCs  
Filename case retained  
Suitable for ICA only
As an internet/intranet server
Email client included
Web-based for all
   
Standard email server
All platforms
   
Fully preconfigured web server Yes, Apache (used on 60% of web servers worldwide)    
Personal web pages
Out of the box
   
Web proxy
Yes, can filter on client, user, time/date, destination site
   
Full internet/intranet server    
PC/Acorn CD serving capability (multiple CDs simultaneously)    
Secure IP level firewalling    
Level 4 emulation
Can serve Acorn machines with no extra software required on client or server
   
Full productivity suite included
NCWorks

NCWorks
 
Full version of JavaScript web browser included
NCWorks

NCWorks
Must be purchased separately
Easily configurable user interface on NCs
HTML based

HTML based
One look only.
Remote multi-platform admin    
Reprogrammed NC can be used with Zip, NT and NetManager  
Dynamic IP addressing
NCs are completely plug and go
No, each NC must be manually entered No, each NC must be manually entered
Easy administration
Web-based
Some extra admin tools included  
Simple to add/alter users
Web-based. Add user details and click go. All home directories, shares (both SMB and Appletalk automatically created)
No, user must be created, then home directory must be created, followed by share point and setting permissions. Apple volumes must be added separately No, user must be created, then home directory must be created, followed by share point and setting permissions. Apple volumes must be added separately
Web-based password changing
On both NCManager and NT
   
Full NT domain PDC capabilities
Unlimited number of support calls allowed per contract 10
Unlimited number of free software upgrades 1
Remote administration as part of support    
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