No Vista or Office 2007 at Daimler

by Volker Weber

heise online reports that Daimler, much like Intel or GM, will skip Vista and Office 2007 altogether:

Nicht nur der mit Microsoft eng verbandelte (Wintel) Chiphersteller Intel, auch der US-Automobilkonzern General Motors haben bereits dementsprechende Entscheidungen geäußert. Nun unterrichtete die Daimler AG ihre Mitarbeiter ebenfalls darüber, dass MS Windows 7 und MS Office 14 als die nächsten weltweit gültigen Standards bei Daimler vorgesehen seien.

They currently plan to move to Windows 7 and Office 14.

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From the title, I was thinking OpenOffice (or similar) and non-Windows workstations.

Gregg Eldred, 2008-06-27 21:17

So what?

Pretty common in large enterprise environments that a version is skipped - and if you choose to downgrade your Vista license to XP (which you sure can as Daimler, GM or Intel or any other customer under EA) MS is not loosing a buck on revenue.

Henning Wriedt, 2008-06-27 22:43

What a silly decision, both products have some much to offer, these Germans are crazy. :-)

Vitor Pereira, 2008-06-28 00:07

What a silly decision, both products have some much to offer, these Germans are crazy. :-)

Vitor Pereira, 2008-06-28 00:09

@Vitor: as in?
Maintenance cost?
Higher hardware requirements?
Upgrade training cost?

When you don't subscribe to the notion that your API to information is a file containing an office document and your corporate information system are browser based, what can Vista and MSO2007 offer? The API discussion had been settled long ago.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2008-06-28 09:35

I guess it's not just the Americans that don't do irony.

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Vitor Pereira, 2008-06-28 11:09

@Victor

I understood the irony. But then again I am Danish, not German. Good luck Sunday southerners.

I actually find Office 2007 quite nice. It only took me 3-4 months to find my way around...still cannot find everything. Unfortunately I now have trouble using OpenOffice and Office 2003 (either one is about the same - no ribbon).

Have been using Vista for 10 months. Nothing new except bad performance on state of the art PC. What an incredible waste.

Niels J. Hansen, 2008-06-28 14:36

That's great Niels. Now, if you could only get my name right. ;-)

Vitor Pereira, 2008-06-28 15:36

@Vitor: congrats, got me there.
:-) stw

Stephan H. Wissel, 2008-06-29 13:13

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