"More than five years ago the launch of Microsoft Windows
XP--and its considerably improved features and reliability compared
with Windows 98 and 2000--made a comprehensive desktop rollout a
no-brainer for companies. The other options--still-nascent Linux,
IBM's all-but-dead OS/2, or unstable DOS-based versions of
Windows--were all far from desirable.
"Now, as the world gears up for the launch of Windows Vista, the
conclusion may not be so cut and dry..."