Don't get into the psychic business.
Ok lets take it logically.
You claim that XP is bad and thats why you upgraded to Vista.
Now your saying (just because you want to argue) that companies will stay with flawed outdated technology and not upgrade to windows 7.
No sense in furthering discussion as if you reread your post, you contradict yourself so you can argue whatever direction you choose to argue.
Most people I know never had a problem with XP yet you did. Sounds like user error to me and your prediction that companies won't upgrade is based on bad information/ knowledge.
I'm sorry if you can't comprehend what I said, logically. Please don't put words into my mouth (post?).There is absolutely nothing contradicting itself in my prior post.
Where do I say that XP is bad? I don't. I even admitted I did NOT want to switch OS.
Why do you ASSume my OS preferences have ANYTHING to do with what I predict a business will use? It doesn't.
I merely explained my personal experience with switching from XP to Vista and some basic reasons why the general population is/was so negative towards it. If you read my post again you will see no complaints about XP. It just started crashing on me and since I was formatting I said "what the hell" and went with Vista.
I do computer service for a living (if I user-errored I wouldn't have a roof over my head or food to feed two people now would I?), I build PCs for a lot of small companies because most of my business comes from word of mouth. Just about every new customer I get, I get the "so what do you think about that Vista?" spiel, which I have been hearing since at least a few months BEFORE it even launched. So I have to reassure them that basically all the negative things they hear or have heard is old news and has been fixed. Until SP1 came out I really didn't even suggest Vista to most people unless they had me build a high end system for them. You have no idea how many customers I have gone to give a quote to and they are STILL running XP with no service pack or Windows 2000 or ME. I STILL install XP in a LOT of customers' machines simply because that is what they want. You gotta do what makes the customer happy. So I tell them what they need to know about future support with XP and that is that, eventually, I will even make more money off those customers for OS upgrades.
So exactly what kind of first hand experience do you have with providing information and selling services to companies and/or customers like I do? Obviously none because...
Win Xp is going on a decade old. In business where image is everything, running a decade old software won't fly. It doesn't have to make sense when it comes to image.
Besides, in my industry most run Mac so it doesn't matter.
Wow. That comment alone shows what you know about computers and business. Where do you get this illusionary thought that your business depends on whether or not you are running a so called "out dated" OS? At least now we all know it's that brand spanking new Mac and the "image" it provides doing all the work and not you.
When Windows 7 comes out, you will not see every business jumping into that OS either.
I predict that you will.
Please, if you want to argue or take jabs at someone personally, try reading a post more than once, or maybe five, since you seem to have a hard time understanding. Then, when you are done with that step, try actually making a valid point instead of just trying to be a dick
I'm sorry that Vista didn't work for YOU but like you said, it was probably a "user error".
P.S. If anyone reads this, go back to page 3 and see the post Bara put up, you will basically see everything I was too lazy to type about what I like about Vista (not ZOMG THAT'S WHY XP IS BAD). Very nice post from him.