It's pretty common knowledge that when Microsoft tried to replace Windows XP with Windows Vista, things didn't go quite as planned. When it went on sale in 2007, Windows Vista required an expensive new computer to run properly, and didn't work with a lot of XP-era software to boot. Although things gradually improved since the initial launch, Windows Vista has often had a bad reputation.
Fortunately Microsoft hasn't taken this disaster lying down. Julie Larson-Green, who was in charge of development for the widely acclaimed Office 2007 suite, was appointed to oversee the creation of Windows 7. As luck would have it, Larson-Green has succeeded in fixing Vista. Windows 7 is everything that Vista should have been - faster, easier to use, and much more compatible with old applications. Finally there is a viable replacement for Windows XP. To read more about what’s new in Windows 7, click here.
Upgrading to Windows 7
Should your business upgrade to Windows 7? If you are running Windows Vista and are reasonably happy with it, our advice is not to fix what isn't broken - stay with Vista. Likewise, if you are happy with your business’ existing Windows XP-based setup, there's no desperate need to upgrade just yet, although you should be aware that Microsoft is gradually phasing out support for Windows XP. On the other hand, if you put off purchasing decisions because you didn't want to touch Vista, or if you have deployed Vista and it hasn’t worked out well, Windows 7 is definitely worth your consideration.
Workgroup Technology Solutions can help you at all stages of your migration to Windows 7. To find out more, click here.
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