Windows 7: Assessing ROI and adoption timelines
- The real cost of Windows 7: $1,930?: Gartner’s estimate for the total cost of upgrading from XP to Windows 7 explains why the software industry has slowed down.
- Is Windows 7 really worth the investment?: ROI trumps "cool" features every time in the business world. Can Windows 7 bring both to the table? Yes, though not immediately.
- IT pros prefer old XP over new Windows 7, survey says: Of those polled, 72 percent say they're more concerned about the cost and overhead of migrating to Windows 7 than they are about continuing to support the 8-year-old Windows XP.
- Windows 7 user rollouts could come in pieces: Corporate users are more likely to move to Windows 7 on a piecemeal basis.
Windows 7: How it affects your other technologies
- Windows 7 may mean fewer bargain netbooks: The Windows 7/netbook connection depends on whether netbook users will be willing to pay more for the Windows 7 experience.
- Windows 7 drives RAM capacity explosion: Real-world usage data also suggests that the popularity of multicore CPUs will soon hit critical mass for developers.
Windows 7: How it stacks up against the competition
- PC vs. Mac deathmatch: Snow Leopard beats Windows 7: Windows 7 is a worthy rival, but Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the better operating system by a whisker for discriminating professionals.
- The UI challenge: Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X: Find out who wins, and who loses, in each of 10 key areas.
- Top 10 features that Apple stole from Windows: In the battle between Mac OS X and Windows, here's a reminder of where Microsoft supplied the innovation first.
- Top 10 features Microsoft stole from Mac OS X: In the battle between Windows and Mac OS X, here's a reminder of where Apple supplied the innovation first.
- Desktop Linux: Ready for the mainstream: Organizations can adopt Linux for many users and save the high upgrade costs of Vista or Windows 7.