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Windows Vista Flunks At MIT

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 10 Feb 2007 22:46:11 -0500

The reason? The software isn't yet ready for 'productive and
safe computing.'

By Paul McDougall

Feb 8, 2007 03:00 PM

Tech staffers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are
warning professors and administrators at the school -- host to one of
the country's most prestigious computer science departments -- not to
upgrade desktops or laptops to Microsoft's new Windows Vista
operating system because the software isn't yet ready for "productive
and safe computing," according to an internal statement posted on
MIT's Web site.

Specifically, MIT's department of information services and technology
is warning computer users at the school away from the Enterprise
Edition of Windows Vista. The reason, according to the Web posting, is
that many critical security and productivity applications aren't yet
compatible with the OS.

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