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[*] Post 370692 posted on 2-4-2009 at 23:26 Reply With Quote
Texas Legislature ALSO hates Vista



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[*] Post 370715 posted on 3-4-2009 at 01:30 Reply With Quote


That seems to me to be a very sensible rider, but perhaps not for the reason mentioned in the article.

The legislator mentioned problems with Vista. But, a better reason is lack of need. With XP well established as an excellent operating system, why pay more money out of the tax treasury for Vista? What benefit is there, to justify the extra expense? Government sometimes spends money freely, wastefully, because they didn't have to earn it.

Last week, I read a piece by Ed Jablonski (whom Karl knew). He said he uses XP every day, but he also still uses Win98SE on quite a few computers, too. If it can do what's necessary, he sees no need to replace it. "It's easy to fix," he says.
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[*] Post 370819 posted on 3-4-2009 at 13:57 Reply With Quote


If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I often ask people what it is that their current computer isn't doing that they hope a new one will address. In the case of a large organisation, it is wise to refrain from upgrading only a few computers given the additional support required by the IT sector. I used to giggle at the security surrounding our local Naval Communication Station. We'd be called in to maintain equipment out of the Ark, and have an armed guard with us all the time. The reasoning for the old gear was that it works and maintenance was fairly easy.

If you have a product that you want the people to use, then you must develop that product for the market. That includes Vista in the case of Software.
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