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Windows 7: Vista was based on Windows 7

22 Jul 2009   #21

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He's probably quoting that Reuters piece that showed that something like 60% of companies will "skip Windows 7". It was a terrible piece, because they used bad data and a bogus survey. The survey was:

"Are you going to install Windows 7 this year across your entire Enterprise?"

And if you answered NO, they put you in the "hates Windows 7 and will never install it" pile.

They're getting a TON of flak for the survey, it's bad journalism and bad sampling at its WORST.

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22 Jul 2009   #22
Mark Phelps

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mez4junk View Post
It marks the end of windows dominance as a business OS.
What a load of crap!! Windows OSs DOMINATE the enterprise workstation market, period. Yeah, you may be running a GNU/Unix distro on the servers, but when you get to the desktop, it's wall-to-wall MS Windows.

I've been doing computer systems engineering for decades, and ever since NT came out, MS Windows has been capturing more and more of the enterprise workstation market. Case in point: one company I worked at 10 years ago used Macs exclusively. Recently, I ran across a friend who still works there and, surprise, they switched over to MS Windows workstations exclusively over 5 years ago. Another example: on another program, with over 1200 people, there were only two folks NOT running a Windows OS on the workstation. That means in that case, they were over 99.9% MS Windows on the desktop. BTW, both of those folks are gone now; so now, they are 100% MS Windows on the desktop. And yeah, they run GNU/Linux distros on their servers -- but there are NO plans to switch from MS Windows on the desktop.

All the so-called "press" about companies NOT switching to Vista (and now, NOT switching to Seven) has said NOTHING about them switching from XP or NT to a non-MS environment.
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