government interference. Not like it was a big problem, my daughter's school has plenty of MBPros but all of the laptops that aren't Macs run XP.
It looks like someone doesn't think the upgrade costs to Vista are reasonable, either that or someone else trying it on to get a cheaper deal ..
It believes that Vista's feature set isn't enough to justify upgrades at this point. In the case of Office 2007, Becta would like to see stronger support for the ODF format used by OpenOffice.org and better interoperability with Microsoft Works.