Tuesday, March 06, 2007

DOT, FAA Ban Vista, IE, Office

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have banned Vista, IE7, and Office 2007 from 60,000 desktops. That's a major event, especially since Vista is currently hovering at about 1 percent market share. It just makes sense - they can't justify spending taxpayer money on these unnecessary changes. And it's not just the US, Cape Town is switching as well. I have to agree, the first agency I see announcing an full blown Vista upgrade is going to get printed.

A bad death spiral - it's too hard to upgrade, Dell is selling machines without it, there's no one standing in line to buy it, and Google is now raging. Who would of thought that concern for the environment would kill a giant?


The Worsted Witch said...

Is Vista really awful, environmental-wise?

Mark Ontkush said...

Hi Witch,

Thanks for posting. Vista is awful, see


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I met Amory Lovins this week and he explained how much more power Vista draws than XP did. Inefficient code is as much to blame for the crisis in the data center as inefficient servers.

PS: Mark, can you switch your Searchdatacenter blog link over to the new one?

Mark Ontkush said...

Hi Matt,

Thanks for posting, I'm sure its true. I wold love to meet Amory! I switched you over ot the new site.