During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to replace seven outdated desktop computers in the county jail offices and upgrade other computers by using funds from the jail maintenance repairs budget.
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren made the presentation to the commissioners, in which he explained that the Your Way Computer Tech Team evaluated the computers. As previously mentioned in commissioners court, Microsoft will stop offering support to Windows XP by April 2014.
The sheriff's office was hoping to hold off on replacing the computers until they transferred into the new facility, but were unable to wait. Thus, seven older computers will be replaced.
The jail maintenance repairs budget has been used this fiscal year, with about half of the budget still in tact. Sheriff Warren stated that he wanted to use this particular line item so that the county computer technology fund can be used by other offices that will have to replace their computers before the XP "end of life" date.
The new computers for the jail offices will be equipped with Windows 7, which will be supported by Microsoft through the year 2020.
Also during the meeting, approval was given to leave the burn ban in Nolan County off until its consideration at the next meeting. The minutes of the May 28 meeting were also approved, and reports were received from the Nolan County Clerk, Auditor, Treasurer, Veterans Service Officer and the Sheriff's Office.