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Vista may still have its day

Eric Lai | Aug. 26, 2008
All of the griping about Vista and instant nostalgia for XP covers up a dry, statistical reality: XP itself was slow to catch on with users -- maybe even slower than Vista has been thus far.

Moreover, most of the talk among enterprise Vista holdouts is about sticking with XP or waiting for Windows 7 -- not switching to Mac OS X or Linux. Cherry said skipping an operating system release may merely be a long-term trend, not an indication "of Vista being a failure." And he noted that until companies jump off the Windows treadmill instead of merely slowing it down, "Microsoft still makes its money."

 

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