Just saw an interview with Steve Ballmer expressing his satisfaction with the Windows 7 release and the expectation that it will be a well received update for all those windows XP or Vista users, that need to upgrade
He also pointed out the various areas where Microsoft makes their billions, saying that their server side is about 10billion /year; explaining why they (corp) wasn't that worried about competition from Google or elsewhere, and expressing the corp's innovation; in which we are leadersHah hah..
Office and office cloud
--their advertising campaigns have started already, I am a PChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8319083.stm
"XP has been on the market for ten years so we recommend that people wait until they are ready to purchase a new PC or do a clean install," said Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft's vice president of user experience.
They also suggest a clean install, or at least a backup before installing the new OS (win7); so they must be joking or their upgrade doesn't work well enough
--the best way to upgrade has always been as a clean install
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009- ... inux_N.htm
- Format partition
- install upgrade CD (win7)
--you will need the older win OS CD (winXP: example) to install
No one expects Linux to replace Windows at big organizations. Linux failed to make big inroads when the vast majority of businesses skipped upgrading to Windows Vista after it came out in 2007. Linux failed to make big inroads when...
The people who buy windows 7 upgrades, or get it with a new computer are those same people who might decide to buy windows 7 for the whole department/company
--and are likely to be just as enthusiastic as any of those other consumers who get windows 7 for their personal use