The Pulaski County Council this week approved the purchase of five computers to replace some of the older computers in the assessor’s and auditor’s office after it was announced that their software vendor will no longer provide support for Microsoft Windows XP. RB Walters told the council that the support will end in April; after that, any software issues will not be troubleshooted by the vendor.
The cost to replace each computer is roughly $800, and a total of 21 systems in the county still use Windows XP. However, only eight of those use software that will no longer be supported.
The council approved a motion to purchase only five computers, keeping them on hand in case any of the current systems develop issues following the discontinuation of support. The total cost came to $400 plus the expense of setting them up, to be taken out of the Cumulative Capital Fund.