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I don’t think it’s enough to put the product in the hands of the var/vaps… because they don’t have time to deal with the issues that new operating systems just natively have with them. The problem with Vista deployment is that it’s different. It’s new. Installing hasn’t been well documented. I think there’s hasn’t been enough “de-fud”ing of Vista. I’m not trying to discount the issues, but are WE personally seeing deployment issues or are we hearing about them from someone else. And then .. is it issues that we are causing on ourselves by deploying Vista on not suitable hardware and what not?
I’m just not convinced that Microsoft has given enough “how to get crappy application X installed on vista” hands on seminars to the consultant space.
The other day I said I hadn’t met a piece of software yet that I hadn’t been able to get working on Vista and someone said (forgive me for not finding the original posting) that I obviously hadn’t tried to install Adobe Acrobat 5 on Vista.
First off …that’s such an old piece of software to be installing on Vista in the first place that if I even wanted to install THAT OLD of an Adobe I’d rather find another third party pdf making software rather than that old and I honestly don’t think it’s supported anymore.
It’s one thing if your line of business software doesn’t support Vista (and note I didn’t say it wouldn’t run, just that it won’t support), it’s quite another when you aren’t recommending that instead of that old software that is out of support that people don’t look for supported alternatives.