I work for a large, presumingly high-tech corporation. IT here is about three to ten years behind current computer technology. XP Pro SP2 (not SP3) is the standard desktop OS, yet we use Office 2007 (in Compatibility Mode though no one is supposed to have the older Office). IE6 is still the standard browser. Part of this odd mix has to do with compatibility with certain applications that some people use here that are somewhat ancient and cranky. The hardware IT buys is fairly up to date Dell boxes with downgraded OS. My Dell Workstation has a Vista Business sticker on it, but came with XP Pro SP2. If and when IT is forced to upgrade for some reason, they will. Otherwise this company is not going to Windows 7.