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Survey Shows 83% of Businesses Won't Touch Windows 7 In It's First Year

April 19th, 2009 23:23 pm | by Ed |

According to a recent article on Information Week it looks like a large majority of businesses are going to avoid having anything to do with Windows 7 in it's first year.

While that number drops in the second year after the release of Windows 7, it's still going to look like adoption of the new OS is on a heavy duty liporexall diet with ~58% still planning to hold out against the "upgrade" to 7.

One of the biggest reasons for this is the compatibility issue that is one of the many reasons that Vista was such a dud, it broke compatibility with a lot of stuff. 7 is going to have to overcome that issue before a lot of IT people are going to want anything to do with it.

Another problem with 7 is that from what I've read, there isn't yet any kind of actual upgrade version. If you go with it you end up doing a format-the-hard-drive-and-start-over style install. That's going to be a dealbreaker for a lot of people who don't want to have to re-install everything and have the chance that their software and / or data isn't going to survive the trip to 7.

As for what I'm going to do... I intend to stick with XP on my desktops and use my laptop to explore Linux options.

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