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Feds Clamp Down on Vista

The U.S. Department of Transportation just says no to Vista. Actually, the agency is simply saying that users cannot upgrade existing machines to the new OS.

If I was smart enough to be in IT, I'd order the same thing.

Installing Vista on any computer that didn't come with it is a waste of time -- probably a lot of time. The way to move to Vista is to do so with new machines so you know it'll work out of the box.

On a related note, I laugh when people ask how Vista is doing, or when the press and analysts talk about Vista pickup. Vista will take over the world as people buy new PCs, no slower or faster. Of course, this is coming from a man not smart enough to actually be in IT.

How will your shop move to Vista? Are you demanding that new machines run XP, or letting Vista in as machines are replaced? Let me know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/28/2007 at 1:15 PM


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