Microsoft's OEM partners want to keep Windows XP

@ 2007/07/09
Now more than half a year into the launch of Windows Vista, it's beginning to look as though Microsoft may have a rebellion on its hands, at least in the corporate world. While Windows Vista continues to sell like hotcakes via OEMs to consumers, businesses are calling up those same OEMs and asking how they can get Windows XP instead. In fact, according to the Microsoft UK Partner Team Blog, the #1 licensing question asked about Windows Vista is: What downgrade rights does Windows Vista Business have?

Comment from jmke @ 2007/07/09
no offence, but the interface is secondary; and in this case, the Aero actually degrades usability imho; I don't need no flashy animation or 3D pop ups and glassy overlays; the areas where Windows XP can be improved upon are not interface, but more under the hood functionality, something which has hardly been addressed in Vista; making an unworthy upgrade.
Comment from thorgal @ 2007/07/09
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Originally Posted by jmke View Post
I surely hope they succeed, because Vista at this moment holds no advantages worth the upgrade effort imho
Well, I rather like the improved interface, but the trouble for businesses (including my own) are the enormous software compatibility problems that are still present. Vista is simply out of the question for us for at least another two to three years if the software cannot/will not be rewritten in order to support Vista (3 years is our approx. turnaround time for our core software refreshes). To upgrade all our core software when buying a new computer simply does not fit whithin our budgets, not even close (the software is far more expensive than the computer).
Comment from jmke @ 2007/07/09
I surely hope they succeed, because Vista at this moment holds no advantages worth the upgrade effort imho

 

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