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Re: [Rival] "Migration from XP to Windows 7 has been little more than a trickle."

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____/ AZ Nomad on Tuesday 22 Jun 2010 19:01 : \____

> On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:08:54 -0700 (PDT), Rex Ballard <rex.ballard@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>>This really hits the nail on the head.  The primary driver behind
>>keeping Windows XP is to maintain backward compatibility with the hand-
>>full of applications which only run on Windows XP, and don't have
>>equivalents available on Linux or Mac.
>>Windows 7 provides NO substantial BENEFIT to CORPORATE customers or
>>corporate users.  None of the features added to Vista or Windows 7 are
>>focused at improving the productivity of business users.  Fancy
>>graphics, 3D video game performance, and Digital Rights Management to
> If microsoft wants the corporate world to move beyond XP, they have to
> provide functionality or fixes that would benefit the workplace.
> Nothing in vista benefited the workplace.  It was quite the opposite;
> using XP for productive work is bad enough with windows' sluggishness
> and vista makes XP look like a speed demon.  Windows7 is just a
> cleaned up version of vista and no improvement whatsoever over XP.
> Meanwhile, companies will continue to switch to linux as the few reasons
> for sticking with XP diminish as equivelent linux solutions reach
> similar or greater maturity levels.
> However, microsoft doesn't think that way.  They'll quit supporting
> versions of office that work on XP to force companies to move to
> windows 7.

The thing is, people don't need Microsoft Office, either. More people find that moving to 
hosted software like Zoho or Free software like OOo works just fine. As Wine improves, 
there is no 'killer app' left for Windows.

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