Team Altman Windows 7 Overview Video:
We’re getting ready for the new Microsoft Windows 7 OS that is due to hit retailers October 22nd and this video gives us a good overview of Windows 7 that we thought everyone would want to watch.
As always enjoy, share and is Windows 7 Better than Vista?
Vista Pros and Cons
First Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate will support multiple processors and from what I understand there is no limit. If the company is to use quad-core processors then it may be wise to use this OS. In addition, the nice part about Vista is that data and settings may be easier to migrate in the event of a New OS compared to another OS. Vista also is using new technology, DRM, that can allow documents to be written and viewed only by the company in addition to other security features new to Windows. Vista uses security features that tend to be more secure than previous versions- or so microsoft claims.
Next-Generation Secure Computing Base – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next-Generation_Secure_Computing_Base
The bad side is that Vista is still new, the cost may be high, and the computers need to meet minimum requirements. The requirements can be costly depending on the what type of programs and settings are required. Not only will this effect each computer but all peripherals as well. Everything may need to be updated.
XP Pros and Cons
XP may be a great choice as this is fairly inexpensive, used widely today, and still supported by microsoft, but this could be ending soon as newer editions of Windows emerge, i.e. Windows 7. The nice part is that the systems and peripherals may work fine with out to much of an upgrade. The OS is stable, most folks find it easy to use since it has been around for awhile, and will work with most current technology.
The bad part is that technical support may be reduced for XP or eliminated, you wont be able to run quad-core processors(http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/highlights/multicore.mspx), and XP is using Remote procedure call technology which can create many security risks, like the blaster computer worm – Follow sight for more details.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_(computer_worm)
There are fixes for the problems with XP and Vista. The bottom line – Vista is new, more money, great security, but may need updated equipment. XP is older, less expensive, widely used, and may not need updated equipment.
What would you use for a commercial company? For instance, you are upgrading from Windows 2000 for a corporation. What would you recommend?