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You Can't Say No to Windows 7

The push is on for Windows 7, and while your enterprise can resist for a while, it will get harder and harder to hang on to XP as the years go on.

There are lots of ways Microsoft moves enterprises to its newest wares. It eventually ends support (though for popular products the company is either kind enough or smart enough to extend it), and in the case of operating systems, it no longer lets OEMs pre-install.

If Microsoft were pushing enterprises from XP to Vista, I'd be pretty worked up. But we're talking about moving from XP or Vista to Windows 7. In either case, it's a vast improvement.

I know XP has its fanboys, but I only like it when it's freshly installed. After a year or so, it gets all kinds of flaky and is slower than Kevin Federline thought process. But hey, that's just my opinion. You're the expert. Should Microsoft push users of XP onto Windows 7? And what am I doing wrong with XP that it starts to peter out after a year? Answers and advice equally welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/09/2009 at 1:17 PM


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