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Perhaps, Microsoft Windows 8 is a revolutionary operating system that will eventually outshine the legendary Windows 95. However, many enterprises are still in process from migrating to Windows 7 from Windows XP. Not surprising that PC makers plan to continue offerings Windows 7-based systems after Windows 8 hits the market.

Dell, one of the top PC makers in the world, plans to continue offering Windows 7 option to commercial and gaming customers even after Windows 8 becomes available. In particular, the company will provide the Windows 8 option to those, who buy Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision-series commercial PCs as well as high-end Alienware-branded machines aimed at gamers and performance enthusiasts.

“We are still moving our business customers from [Windows] XP to Windows 7. The OS migration for a large company is no small feat. We make it easier but it takes some planning and work. For Alienware customers, they know what they want and we give them that choice," said Alison Gardner, a director at Dell, reports IDG News Service.

It is interesting to note that after Windows Vista launch Microsoft and PC makers provided many of their unsatisfied  customers an opportunity to downgrade to Windows XP after it turned out that there are many unhappy clients. It looks like the software giant and its partners do not expect all of their customers to be satisfied with Windows 8.

Other manufacturers of PCs for commercial users, such as Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo Group, will also likely offer Windows 7 options with their PCs.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, Dell

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As an operating system for business having tried it out for both engineering and accounting it is the most unfriendly interface going back to dos 5 was easier and no wonder that Dell and I suspect most commercial suppliers will stick to Win 7. Vista frightened lots of commercial user and only now are they starting to trust Win 7. Try using cad with the win8 to really see whats wrong.
1 1 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 10/16/12 03:45:06 AM]
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I can see Steve Ballmer's temple pulsating at this announcment. This is exactly what Microsoft does not want to hear at this time.
0 0 [Posted by: lol123  | Date: 10/16/12 02:30:36 PM]
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And in other "news," the sun came up today!

The "slow enterprise adoption" story has been the case with every version of Windows, and it's hardly even exclusive to the Windows OS. The enterprise adoption speed is always slow (in aggregate). That has nothing to do with Windows.
1 1 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 10/16/12 03:47:40 PM]
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