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MacBytes
Dec 8, 2006, 02:51 PM
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Link: Apple, take note: half of American business PCs canít run Vista (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061208155111)
Description:: About half of the average business PCs in North America are unable to meet the minimum requirements for Microsoftís Windows Vista operating system, while 94 percent donít meet the system requirements for Vista Premium. Sounds like an opportunity for Apple here.

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Dont Hurt Me
Dec 8, 2006, 03:00 PM
Vista cant do anything more then Xp but graphics, businesses could give a hoot about graphics. Its a non issue. Most businesses are just fine with what they have and there is no need for Vista.

Apple should focus on the consumer market but if they keep ignoring gaming and the TV then microstink will continue to win this one.

bluebomberman
Dec 8, 2006, 03:08 PM
Blech. Mac OS X or Vista, you'd probably buy a new computer anyway. This doesn't change anything.

slu
Dec 8, 2006, 03:48 PM
This is a fan boy pipe dream. Businesses aren't going to change to anything right away. Businesses, especially large ones, will upgrade when they upgrade their computers...period.

roach
Dec 8, 2006, 09:00 PM
Yes...but all those business PC computers can't run OS X.

gekko513
Dec 8, 2006, 09:37 PM
This is a fan boy pipe dream. Businesses aren't going to change to anything right away. Businesses, especially large ones, will upgrade when they upgrade their computers...period.

Large businesses often run centrally managed OS installs, but the computers can vary in age between new and five years old. If they want to move to Vista and more than half, let's say 60%, of the computers are too old, they'll either have to upgrade 60% of the hardware at once, or they could wait 3 years if they upgrade 1/5th of their computers every year.

Maybe some large businesses upgrade all computers at once, but 2 of 2 large businesses that I know have computers of all ages.

On the other hand, if they want just one centrally managed OS configuration, they won't consider OS X anyway.

rstorm
Dec 9, 2006, 07:04 AM
IT folk do not like to add another OS to their mix. When they buy new units it will come installed with the latest OS. Since Mac is really not concentrating on enterprise most will go with M$.

cwt1nospam
Dec 9, 2006, 05:15 PM
IT folk do not like to add another OS to their mix. When they buy new units it will come installed with the latest OS. Since Mac is really not concentrating on enterprise most will go with M$.
They'll go with M$ for the same reason they've always gone with them: job security. All those M$ problems create a need for IT people. The fact that "it just works" brings consumers to the Mac and at the same time it scares IT.

hanschien
Dec 9, 2006, 06:20 PM
IT folk do not like to add another OS to their mix. When they buy new units it will come installed with the latest OS. Since Mac is really not concentrating on enterprise most will go with M$.

Of all the corporations that i've worked for, none of them used the OS that came installed, but are re-imaged.

mkaake
Dec 11, 2006, 09:36 PM
I work at a fairly major coorporation (very large, actually), and we're upgrading to...

XP!

Next week, as a matter of fact.

And as for hardware, it's on a running 3 year rotation. So at any given time, we've always got 3 year old hardware somewhere inside the corp.

Vista? Maybe in 5 years.