“At Lenovo, a team of engineers has been working with Microsoft for the past year to improve Vista. And Lenovo loads Vista on machines it sells to customers. For its own use, however, Lenovo still runs Windows XP as its corporate standard. Make of that what you will.”
Not entirely true. This Lenovo employee is running Vista (Business, 32-bit) and figured out how to get into the corporate VPN, email, intranet, instant message, and other back end XP-based systems. On my own, mind you.
Month three of Vista and no way I would go back to XP. Performance is fine, indeed great on my X200 (Core 2 Duo P8600@2.4GHz and 4.00 GB RAM) and shows a 3.8 “windows experience index).
I won’t speak for our CIO, but why would we rush to embrace Vista? We’re no different than any customer and we’ve got other IT priorities in the pipes. I know a ton of colleagues, as they get new systems based on the so-called Montevina processor refresh, who are asking me to help them hack their way onto the corporate networks with Vista. It’s pretty easy.