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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Why can't they make a good Business OS, JUST for business
    You are talking about OS/2.....

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Why can't they make a good Business OS, JUST for business
    You are talking about OS/2.....
    Go sit in the corner

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    Why can't they make a good Business OS, JUST for business, none of the fancy stuff, just a raw stable easy to install (via RIS) OS, like Win2000.

    An OS that is designed from scratch to be put onto a domain and have sufficent security out of the box to stop roaming profile bloat.
    You pretty much mean linux then?

    Chris

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    since when has linux been a straight forward, easy to mass install, secure desktop OS?

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Fedora?

    Chris

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    I'll be honest and say i've never tried fedora since the first Core release ~4years ago and never tried distributing in a way similar to RIS, only ghosting.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Thinking about it, surely ms could water down windows server as a client OS for business?

    I'm thinking the cost of developing a totally different version of windows would cost quite a bit....

    Chris

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    >>Quote:
    >>Well worth the £109 price for OEM.

    >And that included your new hard drive to run it Razz

    No, but I was buying a new HDD anyway which was why I opted to get Vista at the cheapo price.

    In terms of Vista being 99% based on money - I would hope so. MS are a business. They'd fail big time if it wasn't based on money.

    For me, the content of Vista was worth the money (for OEM). Would it be worth the £300+ retail price? I don't personally think so.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Midget: Agreed! Win 2000 was fantastic

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    There's no "was" in Win2000 - its still runs fine here

    The only problem is MS deciding to not let their free products run on it any more - like Defender and latest Messenger and Photostory etc

    I'm pretty certain they just asked the programmers to insert a check for Win2000 and if found - don't install - rather than it actually won't work on it

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    how can you force upgrades if you don't restrict old software?

    Has anyone tried Vista Business? is it as crap as i imagine?

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Hey

    Ive tried out windows vista.. and to be honest, we wont be moving over to vista jsut yet, i think in about 1 or 2 years... Half the programs that we run on our network wont run and the admin pack isnt fully functional either.
    And the answer to your question, yes it is as crap as it sounds.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    I've been using VIsta for a while now, and although I, IMHO, quite like it, I see no need for deploying it in a school environment, as XP does everything we need it to do - with no fancy GUI (ie Aero Glass).

    The earliest I will even consider deployment is when Longhorn Server is at RTM level. Even then I will be reluctant to do it unless M$ force us to switch (eg stopping Updates for XP)

    I agree that M$ should look at releasing a new OS design exclusively for Businesses - like they did with NT4 and Win2K..

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    and the admin pack isnt fully functional either.
    Is the Vista Admin Pack out now then ? I didn't think it was...

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    nah it aint, i used the XP one, but you haev to register some of the DLLs your self, hence it aint functional

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