If you think time might have finally come to opt for Microsoft’s latest OS, this SideXSide comparison of Windows XP and Windows 7 is designed to help you make your decision.
When Microsoft launched Windows Vista a few years ago, the company said that the operating system would be the ideal replacement for Windows XP. It showered praise on the then-latest operating system, saying that it would be the next big thing in the software space. That success never materialized. As consumers started using Windows Vista, they found all kinds of issues with the software. And it quickly became apparent that Vista wasn’t as robust or reliable as Windows XP. The OS suffered from gaping security holes, weird design quirks, and other issues that earned Microsoft a black eye.
Watching these issues unfold, many enterprises decided to steer clear of Windows Vista. Companies around the world reasoned that investing in the new operating system wasn’t worth it. The most prudent move at that juncture was to stick with XP and wait for the next best OS from Microsoft.
Luckily, that solution came along in 2009 in the form of Windows 7. Microsoft’s latest operating system is everything that Vista should have been. And it’s starting to attract companies.
Chances are, your organization is still heavily invested in Windows XP, and you’re undoubtedly wondering if it’s time to switch to Windows 7. After all, your employees’ computers are getting old. And they’re running an operating system that isn’t getting any younger.