Wednesday, April 15, 2009

IT pros prefer Windows XP over new Windows 7

Cautious business IT administrators are more willing to stay with the devil they know, Windows XP, than risk the devil they don't, even if the latter is the highly touted Windows 7, a research company said Monday.

According to Dimensional Research, which surveyed more than 1,100 IT professionals in March, 72 percent of those polled said that they are 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. Only 28 percent felt the opposite, that they're more worried about holding XP's hand than migrating to Windows 7.

Dimensional's survey was conducted for KACE Networks, a systems management appliance maker based in Mountain View, Calif. The report can be viewed at KACE website.

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