[LINK] Vista: Why you shouldn't upgrade yet

Glen Turner glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Mon Jan 29 10:34:03 AEDT 2007

Rick Welykochy wrote:
> On an enterprise system, one would be foolish, nay, insane to
> upgrade to Win/Vista without having a way to revert to your
> old working system.

Upgrading to Vista in an enterprise isn't going to happen
as it requires physically touching machines (more memory,

At some point after training and the like has been set up
new incoming machines will run Vista rather than Xp.  So
the date of interest to enterprises is the last orderable
date for Windows Xp, which looks like two years hence.
Not a huge amount of time, but sufficient.

What will be much more trouble is the new Office -- new
interface, new file formats, nasty links into Sharepoint.
It's not at all clear what the best way to deploy that

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