Jupiter Jones [MVP] <email@example.com> typed:
> It depends on what reports you read.
> The critics say all is bad while Microsoft suggests all is great.
> Like many things, the true picture is likely somewhere in the middle.
> Dell recently added Windows XP to some models.
> Windows XP has always been available on some Dell models and now there
> are more.
> The critics want to read more into this than is there.
> In the past many OEMs continued with the previous OS for some time
> after the release of the new so Dell and the other OEMs selling
> computers with Windows XP is nothing new.
> Windows XP is a good solid operating system making some less
> interested in upgrading to Windows Vista.
> On the other hand, many believed Windows ME a poor operating system
> and so they quickly jumped to Windows XP.
> Some suggest sales are slower with windows Vista than when Windows XP
> was released over 5 years ago.
> But the above alone can account for significant differences.
> Windows Vista RTM has worked great for me on two of my computers since
> November and many others have the same experience.
> Most including many critics expect Windows Vista to get better as 3rd
> party support improves.
> Also some expect Service Pack 1 to make Vista better.
> There is no real comparison to Windows ME, but some want others to see
> what does not exist.
> That is one of the myths some seem to want to perpetuate.
> Try Windows Vista for yourself and make up your own mind.
> It seems some of the critics have never tried Windows Vista and just
> like to bash.
Te latest I heard is an SP3 is coming out for XP. That kind of solidifies my
belief that XP lifecycle will be extended longer than the comparitive
lifecycle of NT4 was in regards to Windows 2000 release. If you remember, an
SP7 was targeted for NT4 near the time of Win2000's release, but was canned.
IIRC, it was because of 2000's success. So it may seem that XP will hand
around a bit due to complaints of certain apps not compatible in busineess
environments. I switched one of my clients to Vista, as well as planning
others little by little, however we have two clients that we cannot because
of a payroll app that uses GP (Great Plains) that is not compatible with IE7
and something else in Vista (it eludes me as this time) therefore, we have
to stick to XP for those folks.
I agree with you and must add I guess it depends. Me, I like it, but we must
ensure compatibility and continued productivity for clients or it is really
NOT worth the headaches to move ahead only to have to move back to XP to
keep them working. And if the only problem is IE7 and if it is suggested to
upgrade GP to a version that does work, management does not want to hear
they need to dish out a ton of additional moneys to make it work. But if the
problem is the app and the vendor does not have a version for it, they are
stuck on XP.
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Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
Microsoft Certified Trainer
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