Monolithic OS Upgrades Are So Over

“The days of the monolithic upgrade are over. Five years, $6bn
later and what do the ingrates do? Ask for a downgrade to Windows
XP. Even Newham Council, which over the past couple of years veered
from Linux pilot poster child to Vista case study as one of
Microsoft’s five key public sector accounts in the UK, has now
delayed the upgrade of 1,500 desktops by 12 months. The council is
now in the bizarre situation of facing a deployment of 1,500 CP
desktops next spring, which will be over a year since Vista’s
launch. These desktops will then be upgraded to Vista sometime at
the end of 2008…”

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