But typically a business network is isolated from the Internet, hence a lot of Government departments and businesses are still using Windows 2000 even though support was stopped ages ago.ManipUni said:By "support" I mean a patch for [insert this weeks latest security exploit].Sabot said:*snip*
Windows hasn't added enough additional features for businesses that without the threat of ending support/patches etc then people wouldn't even consider either having an EA and or upgrading.
IT departments hate automatic updates, and I'm yet to come across a reputable business that just installs windows updates willy-nilly, however big the security threat is.
It is win-win (no pun intended) because if users want the older OS, then they can just install it using their Volume Licence Key, then update when they like. After the Vista debacle, Dell offered PC's with XP on them so there is a lot of choice, people just assume that there isn't. Microsoft [naturally] won't promulgate choice whilst promoting a new OS - that stands to reason - but nowadays you can get whatever you want.