quote: If anyone is not running Windows 7 over XP its laziness or incompetence.
quote: Stability is higher with Windows 7 over XP as well and much less time is spent troubleshooting client issues.
quote: I agree with him. IT managers who stick with older OSes (and this has happened a lot in the past, I've seen it many times in my 16 year career) past the term of support are incompetent. They are either incompetent in defining their budget, incompetent in deciding the company to supply their software and/or hardware, or incompetent in running their department in general.
quote: And with our economy can you really expect a massive number of low end PC's to be thrown out?
quote: When you add up maintenance, lost productivity and everything else, staying with the legacy systems is probably much more expensive than tossing it all and joining the modern age.
quote: In my company we use software more major companies that have told us they expect a 64 bit compatible version of some software within the next 2 years.
quote: RAM for older computers generally remains the same price it was at when it was discontinued.
quote: My parents have a ~2001-2002 laptop that they only really use in hotels and libraries when traveling. Well... at that point in time Intel saw fit to limit many of their machines to a maximum memory of 512 MB. You just can't raise it any higher.
quote: Those programs include Accelerate where Microsoft will pay some reseller and integrator partners to create a proof of concept Metro-style apps to help lure customers to Windows 8.
quote: And the radical UI change is mostly a farce. Aside from the start screen, Windows 8 looks just like 7