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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Us too
by pysiak on Fri 27th Jun 2008 14:57 UTC
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2008-01-01

My company's personal computing department also made a statement that after evaluation of vista, they decided not to upgrade our desktop and laptop windows builds do vista. They didn't explain thoroughly why, they only mentioned that they'll be waiting for windows 7. That's kinda stupid to be waiting for something that can be as crappy as vista - it's not there yet, guys, come on.

But to the point, in my company, I can trust the guys that made this decission that it's cost-effective to keep xp. We have over 2000 windows applications that need to be running fine worldwide. If we were to choose vista, it would generate additional cost due to application compatibility testing of all those apps and due to making workarounds in the system build. Maybe people would have to be hired just to perform the upgrade.

But I image if they wait for windows7, they'll have the same problems, but less of a position to still stay with xp. It's a bad situation for a company like mine.

On the server side though, things look a lot better. A tested and fully tailored W2K8 build is going to be introduced in some time. And for me, that's more important as I'm more of an infrastructure guy :-)

Anyway it's a tough case with vista.

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