Don’t Skip the 7!

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Michael Pietroforte over at 4sysops has put up part 1 in a series on why to not skip the upgrade to Windows 7. I whole heartedly agree. He and I don’t quite line up on whether Vista was all it should have been, but I think we can both agree that Windows 7 is a suitable replacement for XP.

At this stage in the game it’s time to move on and take the plunge. Of the four items that he brings up, I am most concerned with #2, Compatibility. Especially in the enterprise, it won’t be long before XP drivers and support will be sunset. Where Windows 2000 is today Windows XP is soon to follow, and I don’t think anyone wants to be caught with their drivers down.