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    I NEVER see Windows 7 on any corp networks on the TV!!!!

    Everytime i see a computer monitor on the TV in the background, I always have a little glance at what OS they are running.
    They all seem to have windows XP (and 99% have same dell cut out keyboards)...

    NHS - every hosptial ive seen
    The Police
    British Gas
    the TA Army
    the BBC (news)
    Fire Service - even in there new build super station
    Watchdog
    Mythbusters
    All banks ive seen.
    a nuclear power station on the news
    ........
    the list goes on... I never see a windows 7 login screen.
    Makes me feel a little better about the fact that we are still predominately windows xp!!

    Does anyone see windows 7???

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    NCIS: Los Angeles use it and WP7
    A Late-night pharmacy was seen rebooting Windows 7 due to Software Updates...

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    a lot of tv dramas these days tend to have a linux derivative - I know Spooks did until the last series (or last 2) when they moved to the amazingly secure Macs

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    A lot of the places you listed are large and super archaic in their technology. We've nearly abandoned XP.

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    Bones, NCIS and NCIS LA, The Finder, all use windows 7, also due to move on to W7 - CSI (all sets)

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    There's a few large banks and superstores that you could add to that list

    Quote Originally Posted by gpe5732 View Post
    A lot of the places you listed are large and super archaic in their technology. We've nearly abandoned XP.

    super archaic or just have a system that works with their applications. Most industries don't need to deal with a fraction of the number of apps that get thrown into schools. If their internal security is good enough and their apps are web/java/nix based (or anything not .net) then windows 7 doesn't need to be high on the list of priorities.

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    The Bank and Insurance company i worked for was rolling out 250 Windows 7 machines a week, they are to ramp it up soon. They will be 100% by the end of the year.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 22nd March 2012 at 08:51 PM.

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    The BBC is upgrading to Win 7 at the moment - One of the Members of the Chris Moyles show was tweeting about being upgraded the other day.

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    As if by magic, I just saw reference to this (peer reviewed) paper.

    Organizational Adoption of Open Source Software

    Apparently 24% fortune-1000 companies are using open source operating systems on their clients, but not for the reasons you might expect.
    Last edited by CyberNerd; 22nd March 2012 at 10:11 PM.

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    With the big organisations it's definitely a software support issue. I remember reading not that long ago about companies still running IE6 because some web based software they run was written to its broken HTML spec and they can't use it in anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpe5732 View Post
    A lot of the places you listed are large and super archaic in their technology. We've nearly abandoned XP.
    Aye, they take longer to update and will some how cost millions even if they are a company with 1 PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    As if by magic, I just saw reference to this (peer reviewed) paper.

    Organizational Adoption of Open Source Software

    Apparently 24% fortune-1000 companies are using open source operating systems on their clients, but not for the reasons you might expect.
    Oh come on, stop teasing, save me the time of digging through and tell me the reasons instead :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Everytime i see a computer monitor on the TV in the background, I always have a little glance at what OS they are running.
    They all seem to have windows XP (and 99% have same dell cut out keyboards)...?
    I do this too, I'm glad I'm not the only one.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    I do this too, I'm glad I'm not the only one.....!
    I thought I was the only one...............

    Turns out I'm not the only mad person!!!

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    BT have it across the corporate network, well its available some people are still on XP but most are on 7. there are quite a few jobs out there for deployment and SCCM engineers as the large companies go to Win7.

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