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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Should it really matter?
by Mr. Dee on Sun 13th Nov 2005 01:16 UTC
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Should it really matter to Microsoft what Gartner thinks? They are blowing nothing but hot air, Microsoft has this one tied up with Software Assurance. And many businesses will upgrade by either upgrading existing machines and introducing new machines to networks with Vista pre-loaded on the systems. Plus lets not forget, the consumers, Vista is definitely gonna sell like hot cakes especially if they meet the 2006 holiday Christmas season on time which I believe they will do.

Many businesses just finished deploying Windows 2000 Professional on the desktop in 2003 and just started incrementally introducing Windows XP Pro. And look, it has a user base of 350 million users or more, not to mention the pirated installs of it. I am predicting between 2006 and early 2008 Vista will have a user base of 150 to 180 million users or possibly more since they will be introducing news SKUs to target new markets.

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