Ballmer mocks Windows XP holdouts

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has mocked Windows XP holdouts, after he took a leaf out of the Steve Jobs playbook by predicting that early-adopter users would urge their businesses to use the technology they’re already using at home.

Link: http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?newsID=110442&pagtype=all

:cool::cool:

Most users will give Vista the finger & go straight to W7, despite the fixes in SP1.

At any rate, 3-5yrs is not a particularly long cycle for any mass adoption, because IT has to run the OS through vigorous testing before they adopt … and quite frankly, a Dual Core PC, with a 32b OS and 3GB Ram is more than sufficient to check email, browse the internet & run Word & Excel.

Why the expense to upgrade to a new PC & OS, when the existing is fine? :wink:

Games are driving the PC upgrades (and hence OS upgrades). Business would prefer to just stay exactly the same, and fix bugs :stuck_out_tongue: