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Survey: Many businesses plan to skip Windows 7
Posted by: ReMeDy on: 07/15/2009 01:11 AM [ Print | 1 comment(s) ]
So many business plan to skip Windows 7 on release? If they skipped Vista, and they skip Windows 7, then when do IT Administrators throw in the towel on XP? Surely an 8 year old Operating system has reached it's peak, right? Ina fried of Cnet has posted an interesting observation of response from IT administrators everywhere. Check out the article here.
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#40130 Posted on: 07/15/2009 03:19 AM
Pure Pablum: Ina's losing her edge, and using data from a company who was actually panning for hardware refresh data... My take is that Windows 7 will be widely accepted, adopted and done very quickly. None of the driver problems which plagued Vista are likely to crop up with Win7 - we were lucky to even get working printer driver out of the box for Vista, even with a legacy printer: When we plugged in the latest Lexmark C-Series Color Laser, Win7 RC 1 picked up the hardware and installed a fully-functional driver, just like that, no download, no driver install, nothing. Windows 7 will more often than not allow a Vista driver to work, which is a good thing for many.
That all said, I do see many business migrating to Server 2008 BEFORE Win7, however. Server 2008/SCCM/MDT makes deploying Windows 7 very simple. This is one of the real lessons Microsoft learned from Vista: always make sure your upgrade path is well defined and easy to plan from one OS to the next.
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