So as not to hijack Paul's thread, I'm starting a new one.

I did not intend to start a flame war here. ;-)

Um, because I want to?
Because *you* want to? Frankly, I'd always put the needs of the business
before my own wants. Business needs its Windows' users to be working
productively, ergo, they need a stable Windows OS. I'll bet a lot of users
who've never seen Windows 8 are going to have a learning curve on the new
UI. (Read "support calls.")

IMHO, comparing the upgrade of Windows and i operating systems is like
comparing apples and oranges. I would be one of the first to upgrade the
i/OS(?, Power i, not Apple) long before I, as a business user who depends
on having a stable Windows client, would voluntarily upgrade Windows.

Upgrading i/OS always provides new features for developers to utilize.
Upgrading "most business users" (<=== important context) to Windows 10
likely adds no new features. The potential for things to break after a
Win10 upgrade are far greater than for i/OS, provided the prep work for an
i/OS upgrade is completed. Upgrading Windows on 1000+ clients vs.
upgrading i/OS on one or two servers? No contest.

I know it varies from company to company, but chances are, PCs running Win7
are going to be replaced before extended support ends.

Upgrading users from Win7 to Win10 will almost certainly involve training.
Wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to let most of those users learn Win10 on
their own home PC?

Also, Paul, Windows' mainstream support is to add new features to the OS.
Bug/security fixes are under the domain of extended support.

Listen, I get it. New is fun. Bleeding edge is fun. I've been running
Win10 on a dedicated box as my primary home PC since January. I contend
that Windows OS in the first six months after release is bleeding edge.
But business users need stability in their PCs. Win7 provides that in
spades.

My 2¢,
- Dan

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 11:24 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

And IBM i 7.1 will be supported until ... Why upgrade past that until
someone puts a gun to your head?
Um, because I want to?

Rob Berendt


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