60% of Admins Say No to Vista

by Lee

Techrepublic.com has posted an article about a survey that was conducted by KACE, a company which makes systems management appliances.

KACE surveyed 1,100 IT managers and they found that sixty percent of them have no plans to use Windows Vista. Forty-two percent said that they would consider Linux and Apple as an alternative OS (operating system). Ninety-two percent of them answered that their plans did not change when Microsoft released the first service pack for Vista.

The author of the article, Larry Dignan, notes that KACE made the survey in order to pitch its KBox appliance which is designed to manage multiple OSs.

Source: Tech Republic



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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Comments (7)

  • Jm Boyd says:

    No shock there.

  • Ali says:

    “Forty-two percent said that they would consider Linux and Apple as an alternative OS”
    No wonder why Bill Gates now is considering helping the world to quite smoking.
    He developed the best patching system by patching all windows versions since there creation, Now is the time to Patch the world against smoking.
    he is loosing the market but clearly knows where to go from here!!

  • Hank says:

    I hope the best patching system is sarcasm becuase the windows patching system has some major flaws. A key flaw is the whole patch tuesday idea some patches are worth putting out before your set patch release day.

  • Pj says:

    Guess I am one of the 30% that say YES to it, see the problem is money, the people are so reluctant to spend the money to upgrade the hardware to support the OS. And with vista i run it at home here Ultimate version and I am running smooth as glass i have NO problems with it. Get over it people you are all the Whiners that cried when XP came out deal with it is what I say.

  • Jm Boyd says:

    And again those who lack real knowledge sound off……

  • Dan says:

    This is an interesting statistic, here’s why. Taken aside the hardware requirements which most corporations will cycle out machines on a schedule anyway, Vista has some major improvements as far as enterprise use is concerned.

    Group Policy finally got its big boy pants with many of the extensions now available in Vista, not to mention the real control given to admins as far as wireless and firewall GPO’s are concerned.

    NAC is another great feature that enterprises should also consider when looking at Vista when paired with Win Server 08.

    I’m curious to know what features people are looking for in the enterprise to make a migration to a new OS a no brainer?

  • gunslinger says:

    I agree with Jm Boyd, “those who lack real knowledge sound off”

    Also, if money was the issue why would 42% of these admins consider Linux and Apple as an alternative OS?

    No, money is not the issue here. System stability and usability are, and Vista has neither.

    @pj
    “Get over it people you are all the Whiners that cried when XP came out deal with it is what I say.”

    No, you deal with it. I’ll be staying with XP Pro SP3 and OS X. Both operating systems that have a great track record. Bot are stable and rock solid.