Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 11th Nov 2005 19:42 UTC
Windows There is no compelling reason to rush into upgrading to the next version of Windows, says Gartner.
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In other news ..
by rockwell on Fri 11th Nov 2005 20:00 UTC
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2005-09-13

There's no compelling reason to buy hybrid vehicles.

There's no compelling reason to buy a cell phone with built-in music player.

Etc. Etc. Early adopters will buy Vista, just as they did XP.

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RE: In other news ..
by Tyr. on Fri 11th Nov 2005 20:11 in reply to "In other news .."
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2005-07-06

Early adopters will buy Vista, just as they did XP.

That's not exactly the people Gartner is talking to, they target companies. What they're saying to companies is they don't need to upgrade their in some cases thousands of pc's to this new version. MS don't care if home users upgrade or not the real money is in the selling of licenses to companies. If they get off the upgrade threadmill MS stands to lose a lot of money. And in the meantime competitors get more time to improve their competing products.

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RE[2]: In other news ..
by dylansmrjones on Fri 11th Nov 2005 20:15 in reply to "RE: In other news .."
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2005-10-02

Correct. And some companies will adopt Vista because it fits with their time scheme for renewing their IT environment.

And other companies will probably prolong the life of their existing systems, due to the excessive hardware requirements of Vista.

But there is nothing new in this. Some companies still use NT4 or older (and a few use DOS before version 7.x).

Same old story ;)

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