> > There's a difference: Windows 95 was experimental crashy shite, and who in their > > right mind would stick with it? > > > > XP is a perfectly stable OS, and I for one find it completely satisfactory. At my > > workplace we have literally thousands of pcs running XP, and we are not going to > > spend untold millions on new pcs and OS's, and not even going to buy extended XP > > support. And we are just one company among uncounted thousands (or millions). XP > will > > be around for a very long time yet - no matter what Microsoft would wish. > > If your workplace PCs are so decrepit and old that they can't run Windows 7 but can > run Windows XP, then I feel bad for you, your coworkers, and your ancient-ass shitbox > PCs.
While that's a perfectly acceptable geek-standard looking-down-your-nose answer, its veracity depends entirely on what work they're actually trying to accomplish with their ancient-ass shitbox PCs.
Yes, we'd all like to have the Latest and Greatest, but if they're doing fine now with what they have, switching to the Latest and Greatest will mean nothing but $$$ and time wasted, and productivity lost. -JW