Gartner guru 'shocked' by corporate reaction to Windows 10

After the debacle that was Windows 8/8.1, enterprises are responding very positively to Microsoft's Windows 10

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After the debacle that was Windows 8/8.1, no one was sure how enterprises would respond to Microsoft's Windows 10, which was released on July 29. "We knew the reception was going to be better than the reception for Windows 8," said Gartner's Stephen Kleynhans. But that was setting the bar pretty low.

Speaking at Gartner's Symposium/ITExpo, Kleynhans said, "I've been shocked at how good the reception has been," among Gartner enterprise customers.

Kleynhans added that the positive response is "reflective of the fact that this is a good OS." He said Windows 10 is sleek and modern, it provides an exceptionally easy upgrade path from previous versions of Windows and it offers "cool toys."

For longtime Windows shops, each new version of the OS presented IT execs with a tough decision to make: Do I go with the new OS (see Vista or Windows 8), or stick with what I've got (see XP or Windows 7) and wait for the next one?

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