The United States Air Force is migrating to Windows 7. This is a big deal, and it’s a good sign that 7 is ready for the big time whereas Vista had a very difficult time. It’s about time they upgraded from Windows 2.0… Seriously, they were on Windows XP running IE6 and a few on Vista, so getting everything working with 7 and IE8/9 should be interesting and show others that it can be done (and definitely should be done!).
Windows XP users will see more changes. There is good and bad news in this process, said Lord. The good news is that Windows 7 will provide many new features, but the downside is that the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 will force users to change all of their computer settings. “Just when they have their machines set up exactly the way they want it, we push a change,” he said.