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  1. #1 Gartner: Wait 'til '08 for Vista 
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    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>Companies shouldn't rush to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Vista, according to analysts at Gartner, who believe most firms could safely hold back until 2008.

    The majority of improvements in Vista will be security-related and most of this functionality "is available via third-party products today," Gartner claimed in a research note published on Friday.

    While Vista will feature "offer incremental, evolutionary improvements" over its predecessors, XP users should "pursue a strategy of managed diversity" only bringing in Vista on new machines and not until 2008, the analysts recommend.

    In its research note, Ten reasons you should and shouldn't care about Microsoft's Windows Vista client, Gartner highlights some of the weaknesses in Microsoft's platform strategy.

    Internet Explorer (IE) 7 will have many security improvements "to stem defections from IE to Firefox" and "has been accelerated" to be delivered in early 2006. But the "important ability to restrict some browser activities to a lower privileged process" will not be available because it requires Vista functionality," cautioned Gartner.

    The analysts acknowledged that companies who use IE7 and Vista will have fewer points of weakness.

    Also on the security issue, the Windows Vista personal firewall is better than the one included in XP Service Pack 2, Gartner acknowledged, and will, crucially, improve security on inbound and outbound traffic--a particular issue with laptops. But, the analysts say, users should already have "a more than capable" firewall on their laptops anyway.

    Another Vista feature that Microsoft is emphasizing is its search capabilities. "Search is slow in Windows XP and files, email and calendar objects cannot be found with a single search." While Microsoft has tried to remedy this in Vista, "competent third-party desktop tools are already available" from companies like Google, Gartner pointed out.</div>http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9590_22-5946689.html


    Well I am not surprized.The IE is still in beta and if they want to put more secrity in it they should focus on not getting as many pop-ups from IE when you go on many sites!

    But They are saying that they will be getting a bettter search engine than google?

    IN 2 years google will probably get more progressive and then the Microsoft search will be abandoned..
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  2. #2 Gartner: Wait 'til '08 for Vista 
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    Oh well... about 50% of people probably won't be able to run the damn thing on their computers anyway because of the insane system requirements. :(
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    And there is a possiblity it will move users to Linux....(I'm going ot post that story soon.)
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