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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Oh heck yeah, I'd say the majority of the world's IT corporations are still running XP workstations. Here at Telecom NZ all workstations are XP, while almost all the servers have been migrated from 2003 to 2008 - as long as the server backbone remains updated and secure, XP will continue to run happily.
    The combined cost of re-licensing, training staff/engineers, building up support and getting everything fully compatible etc is simply not worth it.
    Also all the machines here are E8400's + 2gb RAM...Win 7 wouldn't exactly help performance.
    Yeah that would be a costly upgrade, no doubt about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Oh heck yeah, I'd say the majority of the world's IT corporations are still running XP workstations. Here at Telecom NZ all workstations are XP, while almost all the servers have been migrated from 2003 to 2008 - as long as the server backbone remains updated and secure, the workstations will continue to run happily until Microsoft terminate XP support in 2014 (or was it 2016?).
    Until then the combined cost of re-licensing for Win 7, training staff/engineers, building up support and getting everything fully compatible etc is simply not worth it.
    Also all the machines here are E8400's + 2gb RAM...Win 7 wouldn't exactly help performance.
    Here at my office, we run Windows 7, Vista, XP, 98, 95, 2000 Pro, Server 2003, and an old NT4 server. :|
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