Many of us have either upgraded already or are planning on upgrading to Windows 7 very soon. Most schools and companies are planning on upgrading soon. Except for my school.
Their theory (as in, the IT Department) is that there is not point to upgrade. To those that use the computers (students and teachers) don’t use most of the features that are in Windows XP, let alone in Windows 7. The only reason why they are even using Windows is because no Linux distribution (free, of course) can natively run EXE files. They think that the school wouldn’t even need an integrated UI (taskbar, control panel, you get the idea), just desktop shortcuts to programs. It’s not like we use the Control Panel or anything like that, just programs like Word, Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Cubase.
I completely disagree. Windows 7 comes with many VERY useful and productive features, and has many many many security updates. I personally HATE Windows XP, because it’s been around too long, and Windows Vista & 7 have so many advantages.
But, I don’t have a choice. The school is sticking with Windows XP. Anyone have a way I can boot Windows 7 off a USB Key? If you do, PLEASE let me know.