* Posts by kerjeman

2 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Aug 2009

Microsoft drops Win7 deadline for XP and Vista holdouts


Windows 7 still lags behind XP users

Perhaps this also means that Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise is not being adopted among school and company IT departments as fast as Microsoft hoped.

One reason for this is the increased difficulty of creating and copying custom local user profiles on client PCs with Windows 7 (compared to Windows XP), and another is the lack of any easy upgrade path from XP (apart from reloading everything).

Didn't MS notice that Windows XP was their best-selling OS prior to 7's release, and remains so? Far and away, XP has the biggest user base of any current Windows OS:

Operating System Market Share


Don't throw away a bird in the hand, Steve.

Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble - and why it's flawed


XP works fine - why spend more?

XP Home came with (and works just fine) on my new, cheap netbook, thanks, which is a major reason why I bought it. Everything is also nicely compatible with XP Pro on my home desktop and on my work PC.

Why should I gamble more of my time, money, and effort "upgrading" to Windows 7? http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_down_32.png

In a slowing global economy, Microsoft needs to play the cards dealt to it by their customers, not the other way 'round.