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    Microsoft Preps for Windows 7 release

    The BBC is running an article about Windows 7 being prepped for release: BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft preps Windows 7 release

    The comment in there that gets me is this one, from John Curren, Microsoft UK's Windows Client Group Director:

    "Vista is the fastest selling operating system of all time and, in percentage terms, enterprise moved to Vista faster than it did to XP [an earlier version of Windows],"
    I don't know of a single business small or large that has switched to Vista. I also don't know of any schools that have done it either. Is he just taking the fact the people can only buy Vista licenses to mean people are using Vista?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I don't know of a single business small or large that has switched to Vista. I also don't know of any schools that have done it either.
    We are.

    You do now

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by saundersmatt View Post
    We are.

    You do now

    Matt
    You must be crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The BBC is running an article about Windows 7 being prepped for release: BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft preps Windows 7 release

    The comment in there that gets me is this one, from John Curren, Microsoft UK's Windows Client Group Director:



    I don't know of a single business small or large that has switched to Vista. I also don't know of any schools that have done it either. Is he just taking the fact the people can only buy Vista licenses to mean people are using Vista?
    the actual sales figures probably bear that out. Many businesses were presumably entitled to the upgrade to vista as part of a SA agreement. so they may have the licenses, but actual deployments are probably not as bullish as microsoft would like.

    The sooner they actually RTM 7, and stop trying to talk up vista the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saundersmatt View Post
    We are.

    You do now

    Matt
    i have it running on various staff laptops in a few schools as its getting harder and harder to install xp without killing ahci (and thereby slowing the pc down a lot) to find an xp ahci driver (txt mode for fresh instal) for one tosh laptop (ati chipset) took me almost all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I also don't know of any schools that have done it either.
    We have been running Vista on all new machines bought since May 2007 and have upgraded several older ones as well. We're even running it on our Samsung NC10 netbooks, once we upgraded the RAM to 2GB.

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    Also Gatts school does

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    Well the sales figures are for Vista licences and wont count in people who are running XP under those licences. All my machines are running XP under downgrade rights but still count to Vista sales.

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    Some of our newer laptops are currently running Vista (although we're moving them back to XP as they come in for audit), everything else is currently running XP however.

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    They're also probably counting OEM licence sales with new machines as well. Everything we've bought in the last year has come with a Vista licence. Only one of them is actually running Vista.

    That said XP take up was pretty slow when it was new. Until server 2003 got established there was very little reason to move from 2000 pro.

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