Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 05:10 UTC, submitted by Ager Ignis
Windows For any given release of Windows, there are companies that choose to skip it. But when the company is Intel, it's a big deal. Intel's IT department "found no compelling case" for upgrading to Windows Vista.
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What problems?
by rexstuff on Fri 27th Jun 2008 06:13 UTC
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I was thinking about this today, comparing the 'upgrade' of XP to Vista from that of 98 to XP, and it seemed to me that with Vista, Microsoft set out to fix problems that didn't really exist.

I am no fan of XP, but the reality is that for most, in fact, the vast majority of people, XP is 'good enough'. Yeah, it has a few issues, but those can all be worked-around a few tweaks and some third-party apps, like virus-scanners.

And after 7 years of dealing with it, we've gotten -good- at working around XP's problems. Vista only set out to solve problems we had largely already taken care of, and introduced new ones we didn't know how to deal with. Of course Sys admins are reluctant to switch, they're comfortable dealing with their handful of familiar issues, and don't want to have to deal with a host of new, unfamiliar ones.

"Better the devil you know than the devil you don't" may be a fallacy, but it is insightful into human behaviour...

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