Apple, take note: half of American business PCs can’t run Vi...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Opinion/Interviews
    Link: Apple, take note: half of American business PCs can’t run Vista
    Description:: About half of the average business PCs in North America are unable to meet the minimum requirements for Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system, while 94 percent don’t meet the system requirements for Vista Premium. Sounds like an opportunity for Apple here.

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  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    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.
  3. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    Queens, NYC
    Blech. Mac OS X or Vista, you'd probably buy a new computer anyway. This doesn't change anything.
  4. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    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.
  5. roach macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2006
    Yes...but all those business PC computers can't run OS X.
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    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.
  7. rstorm macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2006
    Grand Rapids, MI
    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$.
  8. cwt1nospam macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2006
    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.
  9. hanschien macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Of all the corporations that i've worked for, none of them used the OS that came installed, but are re-imaged.
  10. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    I work at a fairly major coorporation (very large, actually), and we're upgrading to...


    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.

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