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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RE: In other news ..
by Tyr. on Fri 11th Nov 2005 20:11 UTC in reply to "In other news .."
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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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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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RE[3]: In other news ..
by jziegler on Sat 12th Nov 2005 12:48 in reply to "RE[2]: In other news .."
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And some companies will adopt Vista because it fits with their time scheme for renewing their IT environment.

Do companies really upgrade "all computers at once". In my limited experience, some companies are on a rolling basis - new hires get new computers, with the latest standard installation image, get to keep them for the next 2.5 - 3 years. Then they get new ones, with then-current installation image. In my company, people started to use XP computers only a year, year and half ago. It took that much time until IT considered it necessary and prepared an image based on XP.

With this math, if Vista comes out in 2007, we might not be using it before 2009-2010.

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