Despite warnings to businesses about the dangers of skipping Windows Vista, many IT managers and CIOs are standing firm that the risks of migrating to Vista outweigh the benefits.
wonder why sigh... if ms messes win7 up expect a lot of them start using linux..
http://marketshare.hitslink... not just IT the XP still widely used.
What does corporate adoption of Windows Vista have to do with gaming? What site is this, again?
Yeah, hopefully well get some more competition, as the Mac os x and Linux distros have really much potential. But they need more support from the developers and for that they need users.
because XP is better
hey i have vista it runs pretty good i dont know what people are complaining about
they dont know what theyre talking about. theyre just repeating what they see others say.
Not really... i've used Several OS, to name a Few RedHat Linux v5 Microsun Systems Solaris (Open Source 10) Windows 2000 Windows Xp Windows Vista. To sum it up, the Windows are more user friendly, while the Linux are safer and more realiable. In my Opinion, Windows Xp is the best of the OS. Dont ask about Apple OS, i hate their OS (Have a MacBook from School, hate the thing to pieces).
@Jager... I honestly have not check your profile... but something tell me you may be a Sony fan... and most likely a Microsoft hater... Why? Symptoms of a Microsoft hater: * Think Vista sucks. * Dislike the xbox 360. * Like Linux or OSX. * Hate IE. * And love XP. Now, it's ok to dislike vista... or the xbox 360... and like linux... or OSX... it's the combination that's interesting... for some strange reason... all Microsoft hate everything but XP.. you seem to have those symptoms... I can be wrong... though... like I said I never read you profile.
LOL *DISLIKE IE If you LIKE IE you have a problem or your just one of the most ignorant people using a computer. Once Bill Gates resigned from his public duty as senior kick ass Microsoft has been going down hill.
I have nothing at all against Microsoft I actually like MS. But if disliking IE makes me a Sony fanboy then its true. Because the only time I use IE is when am on some douchewad site that ain't compatible with Firefox or Opera. Mind you I hate google chrome a little more.
Your assessment of a Microsoft hater intrigues me... I could be labeled a Microsoft hater from what you have outlined. * I DO think vista sucks (I do run it on a test machine because I have to support it - not by choice) * I DON'T dislike the xbox360 (I just have no tolerance for unreliable hardware that requires me to double my expenses because of repurchasing) * I LOVE linux & OSX/unix (I do run all 3 because again I have to support them all - this is by choice, RELIABILITY is my reasoning) * I BELIEVE WinXP is finally at a usable state for the masses (to a certain degree) I've been supporting pc/server operating systems for a very long time and IMO WinXP & now WinVista have been the worst problem solving experiences in my entire 20+ years in the biz because in almost all cases it's because of bad bug ridden code in their development. The worst is that users pay an extreme price for something that is unfinished! So what's the verdict? Am I?
Lmao bladestar, if you actually look at my comments, you'd see that i like Gears of war, and that i want a 360 for Gears 2 if it doesnt come out for the PC. Do i hate MS? No. Do i hate the 360? yes. Why? cause i hate its hardware. If i hated MS, i wouldnt use Xp now would i? i just go into detail why i think Xp is the best OS out of several Unix / Linux OS, and that labels me as a Sony Fanboy? PURE LMAO
I have a good feeling about Windows 7. It's using the same kernal but it's refined and polished AND it's compatibility is higher than Vista.
Anybody going to read this?
nope. just another boring dork who knows nothing about technology
Let me guess, you fools use vista. "many IT managers and CIOs are standing firm that the risks of migrating to Vista outweigh the benefits. " this is BUSINESS, not your daddy's computer. B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S. Comprehension skills are fading in NA aren't they?
Man for all the MSFT threads you're in you make clueless comments. ONce 7 comes out you'll be ripping that apart lol.
"I have a good feeling about Windows 7. It's using the same kernal but it's refined and polished AND it's compatibility is higher than Vista." HAHA DID I not just talk about reading comprehension skills you ignorant person lol. Owned.
@Graphics Whore I use Vista does that make me a fool? If using an OS that I haven't once had a compatibility issue with makes me a fool then OK. But as I understand most people that have a problem with Vista simply haven't ever used it. And I don't know about you but if someone who hasn't used Vista is telling me how bad it is I tend to disregard there opinion. My own experience tells me there is nothing at all wrong with vista. But at the same time if I had a original copy of XP Pro I wouldn't go out and buy vista. Am not saying XP is better then Vista in my opinion its just a slightly faster version but lacking features. But I don't think its worth upgrading from XP to vista really unless its for a media rig.
"But as I understand most people that have a problem with Vista simply haven't ever used it." This argument is a bit harsh as this is one of the things no1 can be sure about. I could also say that the most ppl that are happy with Vista simply havent ever used any other os than windows os. 10 minutes of using mac for example do not cover even the time you need to learn a new system (yes even windows takes time to master) Most of the ppl that have had problems with vista are probably running with less than 4gb:s of Ram or their hardware is not supported or powerfull enough for Vista. After that theres only one question in their mind, what does Vista offer if you decide to upgrade your hardware. Simple answer for this is: Nothing but looks. more complex answer for this is: Nothing that their competitors cant do better with less cost and less powerfull hardware.
I am a self employed IT consultant. My largest client is a cancer center with +- 100 employees(mostly 1 pc per user), and 8 servers. I have full control over all their IT needs and issues. I still keep them and all my clients on a Windows XP OS (with exception of a few unix & linux servers running medical software, a mac or 2, and 2 ubuntu test cases). My reasons are simple. It isnt compatibility, nor security. The number one reason, is that there is simply nothing which compells me to suggest an upgrade. Vista does not offer (business wise) anything to my clients that they NEED that XP does not offer. If Vista offered something which made their jobs easier/more productive, I would suggest they upgrade, but it doesnt. It's simply prettier (when considering business needs). The extra cost in 'beefier' machines to run a prettier OS is simply unnessisary for business needs (in most cases). When i suggest new software/hardware to them, I also have to justify it to them, for Vista, there is no justification. Obviously XP cant (and shouldnt) stay forever, We are testing how well various linux distributions work for their needs. Although Linux is very useful, it is also extremly likley that my clients will opt to stay with the window's platform (which is also fine). And it's almost certain at this point that windows Vista will be passed over completly. Hopefully Windows 7 will offer some more useful things for businesses aswell as home users.
Thank you for a very useful insight on the situation, much appreciated.
Great assessment! I however have managed to convert a number of my medium sized clients (most are 50-75 workstations) to linux (ubuntu) without too much headaches. The worst I find are the longtime Windows office users that b*tch, moan & complain about any new interfaces in software (any software for that matter). So to combat that, I've had to create many easy to understand tutorials (cheat sheets) & hold "new interface for the laymen" training sessions. Here's the kicker though, when it comes to ubuntu linux I've had about 85% of the "kick & scream" users ask me to install it on their home pc's, after using it in the work environment for a while & finding out the cost. LOL!
I have a few copies of Vista Ultimate, and all my computers still run XP and XP Media Center. I will pass on Vista, thank you very much.
Sure you do *wink* Your saying your pass on Vista although you already have it? did you get much sleep lately or are you just fighting the good fight for Sony. O btw I still have a few Nissan Skylines in the garage but am still using a fiesta. The chicks believe me to... No honestly they do. Edit: Man I love your ignore rate only 101 people couldn't give a toss what your saying. You must be proud one for every spotted puppy in the Disney Movie.
LOL, what on earth are you talking about??? You make no sense what so ever. Hey, how about you do me a favor and make it 102 people on my ignore list, would you sport!!! I really don't care to waste bubbles on gibberish!!! And in case your wondering, I never paid a cent for Vista Ultimate because I had a paid for MSDN subscription to MS that lapsed back in Jan 08. That means I had full access to every MS product. My product keys all still work, I have installed Vista on one of my boxes, and it just slowed it down to a crawl. Driver issues on some of my peripheral and a bunch of other issues. Sorry, I find XP much better for my needs. For heaven sakes, a copy of Vista Ultimate is nothing like a Nissan Skyline. Geez, at least use something tangible in a comparison.
By the way... I do agree that Vista may not be worth upgrading for corporation... the company I work for we have at least 800 desktop... 90% Windows XP, 9% OSX, 1% vista... Why should many companies upgrade when Windows XP does the job? Most companies want their users to use a set of software and regardless of what OS they are using... what different does it make as long as the software works? What interest do company have for employees to be able to have better icons... after all the purpose of an OS is to run apps... specially at companies where network administrators restrict the computers to do very little. I don't see them even needing windows 7 unless Microsoft give them more control when it comes to deploying, supporting their users... a major turn off for companies over vista it was the hardware... most of these computers are dell or some crappy computer... that wouldn't run... vista.... should they spend hundred of thousands upgrading hardware to support their computer... just to give people a better set of desktop icons? if windows 7 support can run on existing computer... companies will upgrade...
Simply put if it doesn't make you job easier why do it.
While I'm a 360 fan-boy (look at my comment history i know i can be a bit bad at times) but i hate vista with all it's Glitches and Incompatibly issues it has with other programs. I have to say XP is much better!
The old expression, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" pretty much sums up the article. Vista isn't needed.
Like it or Not Vista is Now World Wide and after SP1 it is doing much better than before.Window's 7 don't look any better .It Better Do a lot more than what there showing us because it look like Microsoft has ran out of ideal's to me.
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