British School system sees the light, shuns Windows Vista

We’ve already seen a number of large corporations and American governmental agencies put the brakes on any sort of large-scale Vista upgrade rollout. Following suit, it seems that the British public school system is equally wary of Microsoft’s newest operating system. The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency has advised its IT department and employees not to upgrade their current machines to Microsoft Windows Vista. Beyond that, employees are being asked not to install Office 2007 either. According to the agency, “We have not had sight of any evidence to support the argument that the costs of upgrading to Vista in educational establishments would be offset by appropriate benefit,” Truer words have never been spoken. While Microsoft certainly made a good faith effort to sell their new OS as a significant upgrade over XP, early bugs, quirks, and general saltiness have cast a shadow over the traditional upgrade path. Sorry, Microsoft. Sorry.


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