Imagine an SMB running very expensive accounting/sales software that the entire company relies on 24/7 that doesn't support Windows 7, but only Windows XP.
Stop imagining, that's where I work. I didn't write the software, and I can't upgrade the software. And the software is so cost prohibitive that changing to another company isn't possible... especially since the software we are using is the Industry standard. We use Windows XP. It's not a choice. And if you work for an SMB like mine, I will tell you that your desktop will run XP. I don't care if you are "tired", it's a fact of life and here... an immovable law of the universe that is my job. And before anyone says it, yes, we have some machines running Windows 7 with XP Mode (sort of, it's buggy, can't run fully integrated, must run XP in a full window).
I just hate when people ignorantly go, "Pshhh! What's the hold up?!? Don't you like Windows 7! Why are you resisting!"
It's not a choice, guys. If it were a choice, the jump to Windows 7 would already be done. From an IT perspective, Windows 7 is very attractive. It's simply NOT possible in many cases. Hell, I'm still running a couple NT boxes because they stopped making software for certain production machines.
Any of you know how to snap your fingers and make everyone work by simply "moving on"... then you should work at MS and design that system that simply allows IT to hit the "move on" button.
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