Vista Makes It Home to CompUSA for Christmas
CompUSA will start selling
Vista by the end of this month
to small business customers. The deal is
aimed at being fair to small shops, as corporate customers with Enterprise Agreements
can pick up Vista this month, as well.
But this all seems so backward. Businesses are the last to move to new versions
of Windows, usually waiting until at least SP1.
Consumers, especially crazed gamers, are the ones who line up at midnight,
not Joe IT. Yet consumers this holiday season won't be buying souped-up Vista
machines -- they'll be on hold until next year.
Maybe this is all a secret plot to get folks to shell out $250 for Zune, which
launches this week. I might change my mind on Zune: With wireless and a
neat video screen, it seems to pack more punch than the iPod. As long as they
leave out the Blue Screen of Death, maybe I'll pick one up.
Posted by Doug Barney on 11/14/2006 at 1:15 PM