Texas state Senate bans Windows Vista

The Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval to a state budget that includes a provision forbidding government agencies from upgrading to Microsoft's Windows Vista without written consent of the legislature. "We are not in any way, shape or form trying to pick on Microsoft, but the problems with this particular [operating] system are known nationwide," Sen. […]

The Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval to a state budget that includes a provision forbidding government agencies from upgrading to Microsoft's Windows Vista without written consent of the legislature. "We are not in any way, shape or form trying to pick on Microsoft, but the problems with this particular [operating] system are known nationwide," Sen. Juan Hinojosa said during a Senate session debating the rider Wednesday evening (starting at 4:42 of this RealMedia video stream). "And the XP operating system is working very well," reports Computerworld.