Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 13:46 UTC
Editorial With Windows 7 having made its grand debut, and with KDE4's vision making leaps and bounds forward with every release, we have two major software projects that have decided to implement some fairly drastic interface changes. Such changes are bound to receive some harsh criticisms - but the funny thing is, these criticisms usually come from people you least expect it from.
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Of course people are hesitant to adapt...
by orestes on Tue 27th Jan 2009 17:22 UTC
orestes
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Adapting costs time and money. You can spend all day talking about new APIs, better interfaces, and eventual increased productivity... but if the current, reliably working solution is "good enough" where's the incentive to go out of one's way to adopt a new system? What's the killer feature that renders the new releases anything but superfluous?

Let's be honest here, what, out of all of Windows 7's feature set is compelling enough to force a migration from XP from a business perspective? The only thing I can think of besides the eventual termination of XP's support would be the enhancements in 64-bit computing but even that's a stretch for Joe Office Manager.

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