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pcharles09
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1/22/2015 | 11:51:34 AM
Re: Out With the Old?
@Gary_EL,

Google's trying with the Chromebook. The real issue is that many large organizations continue dealing with Microsoft because that's the standard. If any rival can truly make an OS that supports the long list of business applications and satisfies their users, it may work. I honestly don't see it happening. Also, don't forget about those lengthy maintenance contracts as well.
pcharles09
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1/22/2015 | 11:49:42 AM
Re: Out With the Old?
@David W,

I agree with the printers, but also XP. I mean not that much changed between XP & Win 7 from a Power User's level. A lot of things are easier. It's MUCH better from an admin standpoint too!
pcharles09
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1/22/2015 | 11:48:29 AM
Re: Out With the Old?
@David W,

The "getting used to it" part is the hardest. Most people just keep telling themselves "Why did they have to change this, now I can't find it...". Then they give up in frustration.
pcharles09
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1/22/2015 | 11:47:06 AM
Re: Out With the Old?
@Susan_Nunziata,

1. Fear of change/Having to learn new things

2. $$$
Brian.Dean
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1/15/2015 | 4:05:56 PM
Re: Out With the Old?
Great point about security @Curt, I feel that often times it is the small business segment that finds it difficult to appraise the benefits of an upgrade and since, small businesses don't have a specialized security team, this can create great problems because a security lapse can bring a business to a complete stand-still. 
David Wagner
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1/15/2015 | 3:24:39 PM
Re: Out With the Old?
@Curt- I'm tempted to say something silly like "If Steve Jobs were still alive" he'd have solved this. :) I guess what i really need is for someone to hurry up and give me my brain implant computer so I can interact directly with it. I'll probably still complain about the "thought interface." :)
Curt Franklin
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1/15/2015 | 3:22:29 PM
Re: Out With the Old?
@Dave, I think the iOS interface won't work on the desktop systems because they're designed for very different things. The user interface debates remind me a lot of some of the "integrated systems/best of breed components" arguments that have rocked networking, systems engineering, and other tech areas for years. In most ways, it's just a question of where the customer's priorities lie.

I'm one of the people who's entirely happy with two different (but related interfaces). As long as the back-end integration is seamless, let each type of device have the interface that works best. So far, it's a strategy that seems to be working for the folks in Cupertino.
Curt Franklin
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1/15/2015 | 3:05:03 PM
Re: Out With the Old?
@Brian, you're absolutely right about the features businesses are missing by sticking with old operating systems. The things that worry me even more, though, are the security advances that they can't take advantage of. I know that there are companies that have come out with rather kludgy work-arounds for network security involving WIndows XP (and even older systems), but they are inefficient and brittle, at best.
David Wagner
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1/15/2015 | 1:02:29 PM
Re: Out With the Old?
@Curt- I actually assumed that the reason for the different experiences on iOS were because Apple was never able to make the clunky iOS interface work on MacOS. When iOS first came out it was amazing. Now, to me at least, it looks so out of date and illogical. I keep expecting Apple to come out with a cross platform interface any day now, but it is possible the design team there is plum out of ideas.
Li Tan
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1/15/2015 | 9:32:54 AM
Re: Here's the thing
For pure development and technical work, you may not need Windows. But for office things, you need to have Windows at lease for the moment. MS Office is available on Mac but many users still feel that Windows is easier to use.
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