OK look at it from the point of view of my clients. How does Vista help the small real estate office or the music store or the doctor's office? From their point of view it does not. So why should they put out more money for software, change from applications that work for them, retrain staff and upgrade hardware when their business is NOT Information Technology? The attitude of you HAVE to deal with it is one that is beginning to wear thin on businesses. They are starting to fight back with no we don;t we do not have to buy your stuff. And honestly I see where they are coming from. Microsoft needs to add functionality tath shows a measurable ROI not a bunch of gee whiz features.
Now that being said I SO far like Vista, but then again I am not the diaper service that just needs to keep track of my routes and accounts. My compalints are that some tasks that were simple have become time consuming by having to go through 4 steps instead of 1.
Actually my persoanl annoyance right now is that I can't hook up a null modem cord or a serial connection to an old 98 machine to pull off data files. I have to go through a few hoops to get that to work. So you can imagine how frustrated a small to medium business is trying to do the same. For that matter a few larger companies are JUST going to XPPro because it has finally been deemed stable. The seeming (to them) quick shut off and switchover to Vista has left a bad taste in many users' mouths. Remember not everyone has had access to the OS since it's early Beta days.
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