Windows 7 at work

  PC Advisor 17:13 21 Oct 2009

Windows 7 launches in the UK on Thursday, and some of you have already got your hands on a copy of the new OS. But when do you expect your company to upgrade? Answer the poll in the left-hand side of the site, and discuss the results here

  Forum Editor 17:36 21 Oct 2009

has already upgraded - Windows7 installed and running sweetly on all machines.

Interestingly, I have spoken to two people today who run reasonably large businesses - over 500 employees each - and they're showing considerable interest in an early network upgrade. They'll leap-frog Vista if they go ahead.

Network operators commonly wait to see how new Windows versions perform in the mass market user-base before taking the plunge, but these people have been testing the Release Candidate of Windows 7, and they appear to be satisfied that an early upgrade from Windows XP has distinct advantages.

  birdface 17:39 21 Oct 2009

Not got my hands on it yet it is on its way. But I was wondering why the big difference on prices being charged by different suppliers.

  Colin 17:42 21 Oct 2009

My employer, a large council, still uses XP and IE6 but I think they are looking at changing this in the near future.

  Strawballs 22:30 21 Oct 2009

I work for a multi national and we have not long jumped from 2000 to XP, in fact out of the 6 machines in my office 2 still run Win 2000

  Forum Editor 22:43 21 Oct 2009

That's a fairly common situation - there are still lots of networks running Windows 2000.

  nangadef 22:47 21 Oct 2009

Amazing how the 'pundits' thought that Vista was the best thing since sliced bread, but now can't wait to dump it.

  Forum Editor 23:33 21 Oct 2009

In fairness to the 'pundits', they didn't have the benefit of hindsight.

  I am Spartacus 00:28 22 Oct 2009

I work for an organisation with around 100,000 PCs still using XP with a few years at least before contemplating a Vista implemetation. We were using NT until 2007.

  I am Spartacus 00:29 22 Oct 2009

I seem to recall that when we implemented XP is was the biggest rollout of that OS at the time.

  Strawballs 04:03 22 Oct 2009

Untill about 2005 we were still using NT and win95 on PC's

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