Business Customers Say “Thanks, but No Thanks” to Windows 7

July 13, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The new release of Windows 7, Microsoft’s latest operating system is receiving an under whelming response from IT managers, much to the dismay of Microsoft that is counting on a boost in sales from new orders from its business customers to upgrade their systems.

A recent survey conducted by ScriptLogic of 1,100 IT administrators, showed that 59.3 percent of all the firms surveyed do not plan to upgrade their systems to Windows 7.

Many of the IT managers, 42.7 percent of those polled, cited concerns with the massive time and resources required to install a new operating system. An additional 39.1 percent of the IT administrators expressed frustration with compatibility issues that a new Microsoft operating system presents.

Only a paltry 5.4 percent of those polled said they would upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as it becomes available later this year.

Many business and consumer customers rejected Vista, Microsoft’s present operating system, complaining it had unworkable compatibility issues and was a system hog. Many consumers and IT managers decided to remain with the more stable Windows XP.

Microsoft has acknowledged that compatibility issues with Windows 7 remain. Software that continues to experience problems running on Vista would have the same compatibility issues with Windows 7, as its based on the same code.

However, Windows 7 is reported to gobble up less computer resources than its detested, close cousin Vista.

With support for Windows XP due to end in 2014, IT managers will be forced to decide on whether to stick with Microsoft’s operation systems or to migrate to Linux or new open-source upstarts, like Google’s Chrome operating system.

Retail consumers however; seem to be embracing Windows 7, with pre-orders for discounted upgrade versions selling at a brisk pace.



One Response to “Business Customers Say “Thanks, but No Thanks” to Windows 7”

  1. Old Man Dotes on July 13th, 2009 6:34 pm

    Retail consumers are mostly stuck with Vista Home versions. They weren’t given the opportunity to roll back to Windows XP when they bought their computers, and now they are grasping at straws, hoping that Windows 7 will be at least usable where Vista is not.

    Google’s Chrome OS is going to be the lifesaver they need when they get their new Christmas PCs in 2010.

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