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Are you planning for Windows 7?

Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will be generally available on October 22, 2009.

The feedback on this new version of the ubiquitous desktop operating system has been generally positive and it seems that Microsoft would like nothing more than to put Windows XP to rest once and for all. Just like Vista, new computers sold after the release will come pre-installed with Windows 7. Or will they?

Business and personal consumers have been exercising their downgrade rights for quite some time; the ability and license to install and use a previous version of the operating system they purchased. Dates have been floating around on the Internet for when this will end for Windows XP, although it seems to be a moving target for each manufacturer / vendor.

Now we are hearing bold statements like:

“According to a ScriptLogic study, 60 percent of all companies surveyed said that they will not be moving to Windows 7 any time soon. Thirty-four percent said they’d probably deploy by the end of 2010, but even that number may be optimistic. This means that by 2011, for the first time ever, a 10-year-old operating system will still be the most-used desktop OS.” Full article here.

What do you think? What are your plans? Leave your comments here.

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