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megimoo
04-13-2009, 11:44 PM
Windows 7: 83% Of Businesses Won't Deploy Next Year

New data shows that the vast majority of corporate IT departments won't touch Microsoft's next OS until at least 2011. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) may need to keep its Windows XP operating system around a little longer -- at least for its deep-pocketed corporate customers.... The survey, of more than 1,100 IT professionals, is one of the first extensive looks at Windows 7's early sales prospects. It found that a whopping 83% of enterprises plan to skip the OS in its first year. While the business market typically tends toward caution when it comes to new products, the figure is nonetheless...

http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/operatingsystems/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216500331&subSection=News

natepiano
04-14-2009, 10:40 AM
That's too bad. Windows 7 is wonderful ... I'm running it right now, and it's just amazing, especially when you compare it to Vista. It takes less RAM, operates almost flawlessly. The biggest problem I see with it is the new way that Microsoft has decided to look at networking ... it's definitely something completely different as an idea, and seems rather difficult to turn off. Of course, to be fair, most IT Pros have a tendency to get everything set up one way, get comfortable, and then just fight and fight to stay that way.

megimoo
04-14-2009, 11:31 AM
That's too bad. Windows 7 is wonderful ... I'm running it right now, and it's just amazing, especially when you compare it to Vista. It takes less RAM, operates almost flawlessly. The biggest problem I see with it is the new way that Microsoft has decided to look at networking ... it's definitely something completely different as an idea, and seems rather difficult to turn off. Of course, to be fair, most IT Pros have a tendency to get everything set up one way, get comfortable, and then just fight and fight to stay that way.
There are only so many hours in a day and when you have to maintain a huge data base and provide networking to hundreds of users and any lost data is a potential crisis can you blame them ?After any software update it usually takes weeks of complaints to finally settle down and people work around any problems .The last thing they need is a new operating system or even a new major patch !

AlmostThere
04-15-2009, 05:42 PM
That's too bad. Windows 7 is wonderful ... I'm running it right now, and it's just amazing, especially when you compare it to Vista. It takes less RAM, operates almost flawlessly. The biggest problem I see with it is the new way that Microsoft has decided to look at networking ... it's definitely something completely different as an idea, and seems rather difficult to turn off. Of course, to be fair, most IT Pros have a tendency to get everything set up one way, get comfortable, and then just fight and fight to stay that way.

Thanks, Bill. How's everything going at MS these days since you stepped down? :D

Seriously, the OS may be great but how are your everyday apps getting along playing in a new neighborhood? I spend a lot of my time in Photoshop. Any experience using Photoshop in 7?

tacitus
04-15-2009, 11:28 PM
Linux

AHeneen
04-16-2009, 03:49 AM
Linux

Leopard :D :p

FlaGator
04-16-2009, 07:16 AM
Leopard :D :p

Some liberals said they perferred PUMA but then settled for Obama MN.

natepiano
04-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Thanks, Bill. How's everything going at MS these days since you stepped down? :D

Seriously, the OS may be great but how are your everyday apps getting along playing in a new neighborhood? I spend a lot of my time in Photoshop. Any experience using Photoshop in 7?

Nope. I'm not much of a photoshop type of guy. As far as everyday apps, I use adobe fairly regularly, firefox, trend micro, and WoW. Thats about it heh. You will find though, that 7 isn't much different from vista. In fact, I would go as far to say that almost everything that works in vista will work in 7. It's not so much of a completely new operating system (like vista was) as much as a general improvement on vista.

I like leopard too ... but when i can pay half the price and get twice the computing power, I tend to go PC. Macs are excellent computers, but tend to be a little over-priced. And don't give me that silly "but they don't get viruses" speech. They don't get viruses because they only have 5-10% of the market share, and whose going to write something for 5-10% when you can have 70-80% (a rough estimate)? Yes, I'm aware that's not the only reason.

I work in the Geekquad (BestBuy) and go out to people's homes on a daily basis fixing computers, so I'm very used to having the Mac vs PC conversation. There is value in both. I'm no Mac OR PC fanboi!

And to respond to megimoo, I definitely feel you on the whole responding to people's complaints about X. Common sense ... isn't really that common.

stsinner
04-16-2009, 01:07 PM
Until I discover a problem with XP, I'm not changing.. The only reason I would change is if I thought XP was flawed in some way, and I can't find one thing I don't like about it.. It's very stable and able to recover from just about any crash.. Newer doesn't always mean better.

I tried 7, but the networking was stupid.. Why make it so different!! I might as well have been using a MAC-foreign to me. I uninstalled it.

AlmostThere
04-17-2009, 09:28 AM
Nope. I'm not much of a photoshop type of guy. As far as everyday apps, I use adobe fairly regularly, firefox, trend micro, and WoW. Thats about it heh. You will find though, that 7 isn't much different from vista. In fact, I would go as far to say that almost everything that works in vista will work in 7. It's not so much of a completely new operating system (like vista was) as much as a general improvement on vista.

I don't use Vista. It's XP Pro on both my machines. My wife runs Vista on her personal laptop and I'm not a fan. I would love to be able to access more than 4G of ram because of Photoshop. I do a little work with video and that screams for ram so I keep hoping.

FlaGator
04-17-2009, 09:55 AM
I don't use Vista. It's XP Pro on both my machines. My wife runs Vista on her personal laptop and I'm not a fan. I would love to be able to access more than 4G of ram because of Photoshop. I do a little work with video and that screams for ram so I keep hoping.

I have Windows 7 on one of my lap tops. As Nate pointed out, it is more of a Vista upgrade than a new release of the OS. I do like it and plan to upgrade all my laptops as soon at the official release comes out. It has some nifty features and has much better memory management abilities.

Vista 64 bit (which I use) supports up to 128 gigs of memory if you have the Enterprise or Ultimate version. The home premium version supports 16 gig.

Windows 7 64 bit will also support up to 128 gigs of memory as well as up to 64 logical processors. That should speed up your photoshop video work :D

tacitus
04-18-2009, 12:49 AM
My wife and daughter both run Vista on their laptops, and I do a dual boot with XP and Linux Mint on another, but run Ubuntu on my personal machine. XP is a great OS, but I got tired of the spy ware and virus maintenance software associated with Windows. When M$ learns how to prevent that crap from invading their sw, I might consider returning but until that time I'll use Linux.

FlaGator
04-19-2009, 07:48 AM
My wife and daughter both run Vista on their laptops, and I do a dual boot with XP and Linux Mint on another, but run Ubuntu on my personal machine. XP is a great OS, but I got tired of the spy ware and virus maintenance software associated with Windows. When M$ learns how to prevent that crap from invading their sw, I might consider returning but until that time I'll use Linux.

The problem with perventing spyware and what not is due to the popularity or rather installation volumn of Windows OS'. If linx or Mac OS or Unix ran on as many home computers then they would be experiencing the same level of attacks as Microsoft OS' are.