And BMW has quite a lot of computers, numbered in the 10s of thousands.
Herr Thomas Schmidt did not say why BMW had not shifted to Vista. One wag in the audience asked the question: “If you’ve used Windows XP successfully for 10 years, why switch now?”
Herr Schmidt said the previous migration – from Windows NT to XP – took a long long time but the move from XP to Windows 7 was very easy, with the IP software it uses successfully disintermediated.
We’re assured by a senior source at Wintel that there was no financial incentive for the move. All they get is early access.