KACE: IT pros eye Apple Mac OS X, Vista adoption weakens

A KACE-sponsored survey on Windows Vista adoption represents more bad news for Microsoft's flagship operating system, even as Microsoft prepares to pour an estimated $300 million into a new Vista marketing campaign -- news that was announced at Microsoft's 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference. [...] This survey found a slip in Windows Vista deployment plans, with […]

A KACE-sponsored survey on Windows Vista adoption represents more bad news for Microsoft's flagship operating system, even as Microsoft prepares to pour an estimated $300 million into a new Vista marketing campaign -- news that was announced at Microsoft's 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference.

[...] This survey found a slip in Windows Vista deployment plans, with 60 percent of respondents saying that they had “no plans to deploy Vista at this time,” compared with 53 percent in the 2007 survey.

The respondents also appeared to reject the “common wisdom” that people were simply waiting for Service Pack 1 to deploy Vista, with the idea that initial bugs and incompatibilities would be worked out by then. A solid 92 percent of survey respondents said that “Vista Service Pack 1 has not changed their plans for Vista deployment.”

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