I saw this blog post on IT Business Edge. Its written by Paul Mah, who spent years as a system administrator and system analyst, and now shares his knowledge of everything from networking to operating systems as an instructor at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and as a contributor to a number of tech sites, including Ars Technica and TechRepublic.
Paul says that “the genesis for the above statement probably comes from the fact that Windows 7 will use the same device driver model as Windows Vista, as well as building on its user interface changes.” This is something the technical evangelists were saying at events back in March, but having said that, I know that with the way Vista was brought to market we lost trust
He makes a balanced argument, calling out the above, but also referencing that Microsoft doesn’t have a good record of releasing operating systems on time. The key points he makes about why Vista and not skipping to Windows 7:
Reasons of a less positive nature (arguably):
Of course, some organisations will still say that XP is good enough for them and I don’t doubt that in certain cases. It all depends on what your requirements are.