Originally Posted by airbozo
I see you know nothing about small business budgets. A medium to large size company can afford to budget in replacement systems, but small companies (100 people or less) run on much tighter cash flows in most cases. Especially the last decade. I am not sure what you mean by being coddled. The cost to upgrade is much more than just a new OS license. Se my post on the infrastructure issues earlier.
That being said, I do agree that nobody has any room to complain given the time they have had to react. My company will probably push it to the edge and then just keep a good firewall running to prevent most issues while we upgrade all the servers first. Now if we could just keep everyone from clicking on every silly attachment they see.
Heh, if you say so...sure.
Although I'm pretty sure if a company with 100 employees can't afford $3,500 a year in computers (If the PCs were $350 a pop, which is being more than generous), they are already in trouble.
Which is my point. The modern day sociological viewpoint in our society is that big business is bad, and small business is good. Corporations can break down, that's somewhat ok, but little companies shouldn't ever die. This ideology is part of what has led to the economical state we are in now. Every person that wanted to start their own company could, despite not having the aptitude to handle it. All because we want to be "fair".
Back to what I was saying in regards to the topic: A company that panics because their computers are 10 years old and losing support is already knee-deep in their own crap. They were warned, they didn't plan ahead, yet half the people on this very thread want to paint MS as the bad guy.
These people are so right, Microsoft should state their EOL when they release OS's, but don't. Microsoft should extend those EOLs when migration is slow, but don't.
Oh wait, they do.