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Windows 7: Survey: 45% of IT departments will move to Windows 7...

06 Jul 2009   #11
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Yeah... I can't wait for Microsoft to drop support for XP... At my old job (where I supported ~2500 machines) I hated dealing with the old crappy programs that wouldn't run in an up to date browser, or in a newer OS. They were terribly written, old and unreliable. I just can't wait for support to be dropped and XP to be targeted so heavily that companies decide the money they are losing from fixing the issues is more than the money lost to upgrade...


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06 Jul 2009   #12
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The single biggest reason for people to move off of XP is that Microsoft will NEVER go back to that kernel. They've made massive improvements to the core of the OS since XP back in 2001, and they're never going to throw that all out and release "Windows XP 2" instead of Windows 8, or any other future Windows OS. The developers that refuse to support Vista and Windows 7 are refusing to support ANY OS beyond XP, and that's just stupid. Could you imagine if Linux developers stopped supporting new versions of Ubuntu past 9.04, or if Mac developers refused to support anything beyond Leopard? Same basic principle.

Right now there is still significant compatibility overlap between XP, Vista, and 7. But MS will eventually no longer be able to improve new versions of Windows while still maintaining compatibility with XP. People can't expect MS to be able to make bigger and better things, if in 2021 people are still complaining that the latest Windows isn't compatible with XP programs.
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06 Jul 2009   #13
mdodge

Win 7 RC1
 
 

The longer companies stay with XP the more money they will spend in the long run. Its a malware, exploit magnet. Driver support will fade away in time. They will miss out on new features that will save precious time and money. DirectAccess anyone? This alone would save huge management headaces along with saving money for purchasing VPN software/hardware. But going back to the beginning, security should be number 1 on the list. I could go on. All I know is that next summer I am rolling out Windows 7 to every client we have if at all possible.

I agree they should wait a year (like I will, to get fixes, updates...maybe a service pack) but XP's days are over...
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06 Jul 2009   #14
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
XP was and still is, considered M$'s best OS. While most of us like seven more, this is from a Large Corporation's standpoint. XP is solid, dependable, and almost everyone uses or knows how to use it. Switching to Seven would cost A LOT OF MONEY!

~Lordbob
And they are looking at it from a very selfish standpoint. Older compatibility needs to be dropped eventually for improved performance to be attained.
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06 Jul 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
And they are looking at it from a very selfish standpoint. Older compatibility needs to be dropped eventually for improved performance to be attained.
Yeah, but that would result in effort, time, and money to upgrade. That lowers profits, which is unacceptable.

*Sigh*

~Lordbob
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06 Jul 2009   #16
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Yeah, but that would result in effort, time, and money to upgrade. That lowers profits, which is unacceptable.

*Sigh*

~Lordbob
It also results in increased productivity which greatly increases profits...
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06 Jul 2009   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
It also results in increased productivity which greatly increases profits...
Yeah, but only in the longer term.

~Lordbob
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06 Jul 2009   #18
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Yeah, but only in the longer term.

~Lordbob
Mostly, but it depends. As was stated XP is a magnet for exploits and malicious material so a move to Windows 7 "could" immediately increase productivity and in turn profits as well.
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06 Jul 2009   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
Mostly, but it depends. As was stated XP is a magnet for exploits and malicious material so a move to Windows 7 "could" immediately increase productivity and in turn profits as well.
Thats corps for you.... *sigh*
I should get my boss to switch to seven.....
That would be awesome.

~Lordbob
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