<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I love reading the comments. Looks like more than a few have upgraded to OSX. <p><hr></blockquote><p>I always read the comments also...It seems that just about the only reason some hesitate to 'switch' is the price of a Mac....any Mac. <br>As to 'Vista', I can understand the unwillingness to 'upgrade'. Why shell out the upgrade fee now when Windows 7 comes out in 2010? <br><br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
I don't know why this would be a big surprise to anyone. Large corporations are very slow to upgrade to the latest and greatest OS. It wasn't long ago that they've migrated from Windows 2000 to XP. In the business world, you need stability and compatibility above anything else. Vista, like any new OS represents change and incompatibility to some degree. What's the incentive to be first to embrace this? It makes much more sense to let the OS mature a bit with another service pack to two and to wait until more third party vendors are better aligned with Vista based products. The problem for Vista is that third parties aren't exactly pushing Vista either.<br><br>With consumers, most will just use whatever you give them. Remember, the majority of the PC world is the "good enough" mentality as opposed to computer enthusiasts. Some will revert back to XP, some will switch to Macs, but these are clearly the vocal minority.<br><br>It does help Apple that Leopard has generally been well received while Vista has not though. Still, just as the press was unfair to Apple when they were down, they are really beating on Microsoft and I'm not sure it's warranted. Sure, Vista disappointed those who expected the features promised with Longhorn. But, is Vista really that bad? Not from what I've seen. It's an improvement (for the most part) over XP. It's just that most users don't need more than XP.<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But, is Vista really that bad? Not from what I've seen. It's an improvement (for the most part) over XP. It's just that most users don't need more than XP.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>I have to concur, I don't fully understand the backlash either. I suppose people suspected Vista would follow them to the bathroom and wipe their arse or something. Vista actually is better than XP.<br><br>Still, the switch to 64 bit from 32 bit XP for me has been rather... dull and painless. I'm let down, I was expecting headaches!<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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Still, the switch to 64 bit from 32 bit XP for me has been rather... dull and painless. I'm let down, I was expecting headaches!<br><br>Yup, clearly you suffer from Stockholm Syndrome; disappointed because you weren't disappointed. That is exactly what more than a few Sox fans were saying.<br><br>•<br><br>My only PC-using friend upgraded to XP in November 2006 from '98. He's barely even scratched the surface of what constitutes a good working backup image of XP. The 98 process he could do in his sleep (from having done it so much, I suppose).<br><br>Of course any one of the last couple of machines he's built would easily run Vista but every sad story he's heard about Vista evens his conviction that he should stay put.<br><br>Does anyone doubt Microsoft's next OS will be make or break? And how much money will marketing have to spend to overcome the stigma of Vista.<br><br>I hear Ballmer has an ad campaign in the works to counter Apple's Hello. I'm a PC.<br><br><br>M i c h a e l (OFI)
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