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Monday, February 12, 2007

MIT & Vista

(Via Informationweek) Tech staffers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology arewarning professors and administrators at the school - host to one ofthe country's most prestigious computer science departments - not toupgrade desktops or laptops to Microsoft's new Windows Vistaoperating system because the software isn't yet ready for "productiveand safe computing," according to an internal statement posted onMIT's Web site.Specifically, MIT's department of information services and technologyis warning computer users at the school away from the EnterpriseEdition of Windows Vista. The reason, according to the Web posting,is that many critical security and productivity applications aren'tyet compatible with the OS.... But this is not the end of the road for Vista. MIT shall indeed be embracing Vista in a big way. The document indicates that MIT as a whole will begin to migrate to Windows Vista once more compatible applications and utilities become available. One reason: Vista's enhanced energy utilization features alone will save the university more than $1 million annually in reduced energy bills.

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