New poll: Vista is out. And now?

by Volker Weber

Now that Vista is in the stores the long(horn) wait for the next version of Windows is over. What is your next step? Lots of choices this time.

  1. Staying on XP.
  2. Will install ASAP.
  3. I have already upgraded.
  4. Installed but reverting to XP.
  5. Jumping ship to Mac OS X soon.
  6. I am already on the Mac.
  7. Hey, I am a Linux geek.



Could you please add "8. I'm already on the Mac *AND* I'm a Linux geek." ;)

Stefan Rubner, 2007-03-06

Hey, can I choose two?

Nick Daisley, 2007-03-06

New iMac arrives this Friday! Hurrah!

Kurt Higley, 2007-03-06

I would choose 1. Staying on XP, and then 5. At least for my Desktop OS.

Dirk Steins, 2007-03-06

none of the options fit. I don't see myself as a Linux geek - never compiled a Linux kernel - but just am using Linux desktop productively.

Arnd Layer, 2007-03-06

i needed two options too:
i'll stay with XP on my desktop and my current laptop. my next laptop will be a macbook(pro)

Giuseppe Grasso, 2007-03-06

In my office, Mac OS X is gaining ground. We now have more than 1/3 of our developers using Macs.

I switched to Ubuntu as my main desktop more than a year ago, both at home and at my office, and like it a lot. That machine has its legit XP as a second partition for games.

No compelling reason to switch to Vista so far.

But I doubt that all this complaining will really hurt Microsoft. As often stated, not end users are their customers, but OEM resellers and big companies are, and Vista will sneak into the market through pre-installed systems just like XP did. In the long-term, it will be back on the #1 spot of installed systems.

When XP was released, people complained just as loudly about XP as they did about Vista now.

Hanno Zulla, 2007-03-06

"That machine" -> my home machine.

Hanno Zulla, 2007-03-06

Unfortunately (for Microsoft) Windows 2000 still does what I need. I had the chance to test a Laptop with a 2 GHz Turion64 and 1 GB RAM running Vista Home Premium this week and it ran like Windows XP on 128 MB.
XP already added little value but with modest hardware requirements. Vista seems to have tremendous hardware hunger for little value.
I agree that Vista will make its way to the consumer machines with the OEM deals but I doubt that for companies.
It is not good when a company that has more than 90% market share does not innovate.

Henning Heinz, 2007-03-07

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