[CS-FSLUG] Vista SP2: The new gold standard. Get used to it

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Thu Dec 11 12:04:12 CST 2008

With Vista SP2, Microsoft is laying down the law regarding future
compatibility: Vista is the face of Windows now and for the foreseeable

It happens with every major Windows version. First, there's resistance.
IT shops don't want or need a new Windows. The new version is slower,
fatter, and full of unnecessary fluff. No, thank you. We're staying put
on Windows [insert major version name] for now.

Time passes. Old hardware gets replaced. New hardware comes online,
frequently with the unwanted Windows pre-installed. Then, at some point
-- usually after the second Service Pack has been released -- IT
begrudgingly accepts the inevitable and embraces the next generation.

For the version known as Windows Vista, that point has now been reached.
SP2 is now officially in beta. The bell has tolled. The writing is on
the wall. It's time to embrace reality and accept the fact that Vista
isn't going anywhere. Even when it ceases to be the next generation,
this version's soul will live on in its prettier, flashier twin, Windows 7.


"Politicians and diapers need to be changed
regularly -- and for the same reason."

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