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To me, such figures are uninteresting. I presume that a large portion of the machines that are running Windows XP are more than 5 years old. Microsoft has never really had a strong upgrade story, the model has always seems to have been to get in with the OEMs.

Further, Windows 7 has amazing distribution and customization tools, simply unmatched.
Also, XP is at EOL...
Well at my school, they just ordered 120 new windows xp machines. All have
core 2 duo's and the ones in the computer graphic classes all have dedicated
graphic cards.

But, I guess since 85%+ of people in our city make 70,000$ or more it kinda obvious!
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My mom's company doesn't even know how to work Windows 7. My mother almost had a heart attack when I told her there's a "Windows XP Mode".
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21% of system admins aren't lazy as hell.


Great. I happen to be one of them, all 60 workstations I'm in charge of have moved to Windows 7 as of SP1. I have 4 terminals that do PXE booting as a proof of concept of our network backbone for workstation virtualization

You're a very small scale system admin then with only 60 workstations... This migration is much more difficult for companies with hundreds, or thousands of workstations and devices.
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You're a very small scale system admin then with only 60 workstations... This migration is much more difficult for companies with hundreds, or thousands of workstations and devices.
Very true. Just because MS releases a new OS doesn't mean it's met with instant approval from all enterprise users. There are security concerns, compatibility issues to deal with, etc. 60 workstations is literally MINISCULE.
 
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My college though, which likes to spend exorbitant amounts of money for no good reason, decided to upgrade almost every computer on campus to Windows 7.
Educational institutions received discounts on Microsoft operating systems if their in the partnership program.

Depending on the type of computer, the license may be included with the machine itself.
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21% of system admins aren't lazy as hell.


Great. I happen to be one of them, all 60 workstations I'm in charge of have moved to Windows 7 as of SP1. I have 4 terminals that do PXE booting as a proof of concept of our network backbone for workstation virtualization
My company is in the process of finalizing W7 validation (thousands of applications) and then will be rolling it out to 30K machines.

Would you like to validate thousand of applications and figure workarounds on those that do not work 100%? If you're wrong or miss something, you could cost the company hundred of thousands as you roll back. Once validated, upgrading a few thousand machines with minimal impact is pretty hard. Especially if you have to deal with executives and portfolio managers who want everything their way.

60 machines is nothing.
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/20/11 at 4:53am
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To me, such figures are uninteresting. I presume that a large portion of the machines that are running Windows XP are more than 5 years old. Microsoft has never really had a strong upgrade story, the model has always seems to have been to get in with the OEMs.

Further, Windows 7 has amazing distribution and customization tools, simply unmatched.
Also, XP is at EOL...
My company buys new laptops with "made for windows 7" stickers on them, and then sticks XP on them
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MS should make an on the roll upgrading system for the corporate market. They'd have to pay a smaller amount of money and it'd just upgrade across the old system + with an option to switch back lol ok nvm.
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21% actually surprises me quite a bit, considering the work it would take to switch over and ensure compatibility and take care of other issues.
Oh, this is corporate desktops.

I was just about to say: I remember seeing an article where these numbers were far from this.

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My company is in the process of finalizing W7 validation (thousands of applications) and then will be rolling it out to 30K machines.

Would you like to validate thousand of applications and figure workarounds on those that do not work 100%? If you're wrong or miss something, you could cost the company hundred of thousands as you roll back. Once validated, upgrading a few thousand machines with minimal impact is pretty hard. Especially if you have to deal with executives and portfolio managers who want everything their way.

60 machines is nothing.
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Hopefully that isn't creepy at all. Just quoted for awesomeness in response. Can't rep. Well apparently there is a way. ANYWAYS.
Edited by Domino - 6/20/11 at 5:51am
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That's actually a surprisingly quick adoption rate.
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