Linked by Adam S on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:24 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
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.
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by perspectoff on Thu 6th Nov 2008 18:49 UTC
perspectoff
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2008-11-06

Definitely not waiting for Windows 7.

After being hit with multiple rootkits in Windows, and struggling with drivers, security options, lack of compatibility with corporate programs in Vista, and network unusability with Vista, we took the plunge and started the switch to Linux.

Ubuntu Linux servers are far more usuable, easily maintained, secure, and are free.

We have reduced our IT budget significantly, increased up-time, and are quite happy with customization abilities.

We use the Kubuntu desktop, and immediate acceptance from former Windows users is quite high.

IT manageability of multiple installations is easier using Linux.

It is also nice to have open source groupware freely available and not have to rely on Outlook, which was also a major security pain in the neck.

We're not skipping Vista for Windows 7. We're skipping it for (Ubuntu) Linux.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"After being hit with multiple rootkits in Windows, and struggling with drivers, security options, lack of compatibility with corporate programs in Vista, and network unusability with Vista, we took the plunge and started the switch to Linux."

LOL

Not the switch to Ubuntu..good if it works. What the LOL is for is that if you have gotten hit with multiple windows rootkits, and have struggled, you need a new IT department.

Why did you go to Vista in the first place? It appears you upgraded without looking into things such as application compatibility, drivers, you know, all the stuff that a real IT department would look at before upgrading anything? If you sir are a member of that group, please find a new occupation, like sales or something.

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