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10.28.09

Businesses Massively Reject Vista 7 and Microsoft Ecosystem Starts Attacking Ubuntu Ahead of Release

Posted in FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 10:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista 7 starts now

Summary: Kace shows that Vista 7 has already failed in the market; Ubuntu gets trolled by the usual suspects just days before its important 9.10 release

With the exception of fake/bogus/biased 'studies' from Microsoft's old partners like DiDio, all surveys so far (included in our index) have shown that Vista 7 is to be rejected by businesses. A few hours ago we showed that the estimated cost of upgrade is almost $2,000.

Another new survey shows what Microsoft probably knows but does not want people to see. Our reader summarised it as follows.

“Almost no businesses plan to move to Windows 7 in 2010,” he says. “Only 16% have any plans to do so. That’s even worse than initial Vista surveys and things quickly slid to single digits with that OS. As predicted, Windows 7 is dead on arrival.”

From the news article, our reader quotes:

A survey of 1,100 IT professionals conducted earlier this year suggested that many would postpone an upgrade until budgets and technology seemed more able to handle the project. Dimensional Research, in a survey commissioned by systems management vendor Kace, found in April that 84% of survey respondents had no plans to upgrade existing desktops and laptops next year, and nearly three-quarters were more concerned about upgrading to Windows 7 than staying with an outdated XP operating system. About two-thirds said they were concerned about Windows 7 as an operating system, 88% of those specifically indicated they were worried about software compatibility issues.

More than 60% of respondents noted that such an operating system upgrade would require staff to work evenings and weekends, which could be a challenge considering lean IT departments resulting from the ongoing recession. Economic factors, such as budget freezes and staff reductions, were cited as other reasons to not immediately adopt Windows 7, according to Dimensional Research’s findings.

“We had heard so much positive news around Windows 7 that the results of this survey were surprising. For one, there was a complete lack of excitement among those we surveyed around this operating system,” says Diane Hagglund, senior research analyst at Dimensional Research. “There is a very cautious approach to this release; no one is rushing to embrace the operating system just yet.”

Another reader has also just shown us that known and vocal Microsoft shill Andrew Thomas*, who works with Microsoft sometimes, is again attacking GNU/Linux. Specifically, he attacks Ubuntu, just days before its important release. Several other readers of Boycott Novell have independently warned us that Ubuntu Forum got flooded by Vista 7 promoters, who make the forums intolerable. Has anyone had similar experiences?

It’s funny enough that many people complained about Rory Cellan-Jones’ review of Ubuntu at the BBC, probably not realising that he has been dining with Microsoft for years and served their agenda too (we put him on the list of “Microsoft drones” a very long time ago). It seems as though many in the Microsoft ecosystem are trying to just make GNU/Linux look bad; if they want it to fail from the get-go (vindictive hypothesis), it probably will.
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* We recently gave examples of his writings for TG Daily in [1, 2]; ‘Microsoft Enderle’ [1, 2] too writes from TG Daily these days.

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4 Comments

  1. David Gerard said,

    October 28, 2009 at 10:21 am

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    In my experience with dealing with him about Wikipedia stuff, Rory Cellan-Jones is sincere and does try to get it. His second Ubuntu piece was better than the first. And he knows it isn’t trivia or fluff now.

    PR battles are won very slowly. I count it as a win these days when the press get anything right.

  2. Dennis Murczak said,

    October 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm

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    Of course businesses remain reluctant, because they have known for months that Windows 7 doesn’t add significant value for them. One may point out the slightly enhanced stability, but that won’t make a difference in the typical office PC scenario. And where stability is a primary concern in the first place, they already have Linux backends up and running.

    Number of killer features: zero, I would say.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Is it really more stable? I assume otherwise.

    Vista has had two service packs, whereas Vista 7 code is young and BusinessWeek wrote a whole article about Vista 7 BSoDs just a few days ago. Some blogs did the same thing. Even ISVs did not have an opportunity for testing, so drivers may be a cause.

    They say no version of Windows should be touched before SP1.

  3. uberVU - social comments said,

    October 31, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by Zenwalker: Buisness avoids Windows 7 http://bit.ly/pI6i8

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