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Windows 7, like it or not

Oct 16, 2009, 16:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip Elmer-DeWitt)

""Already 66% of the firms we recently surveyed expect to migrate to Windows 7 eventually, although most don't have firm plans yet," writes Gray, who clearly believes they better get cracking. "That leaves just 27% of organizations that haven't yet looked at adopting Windows 7 thoroughly enough and 2% that are considering alternatives to Windows 7, namely Windows 8, Mac OS X, and Linux."

"Gray advises managers running Windows XP shops to start preparing now for what could be a long and bumpy upgrade path. For most firms, the processes involved — application compatibility testing, image development, application packaging and testing — can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months."

But Windows is supposed to be "easy"-- ed.

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