-- (deprecated) Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista)
---- US Department of Transportation Bans Windows Vista, Explorer 7, and Office 2007
bill - 2:39 am on Mar 8, 2007 (gmt 0)
The basic install of Vista is an obvious attempt by microsoft to bundle it with as many new PCs as possible so that cusumers are forced to upgrade and pay microsoft more money to have a useful system.
What's wrong with MS trying to sell its operating system and making a profit? Most businesses don't work on a charity basis. Generating profits and making the shareholders happy is pretty standard operating procedure in the corporate world.
The issue being discussed here is a government agency deciding not to upgrade to Vista. That's an understandable reaction if other mission critical software won't work with it. That's an IT Dept. decision. I doubt they were overly concerned with Microsoft's business practices or perception thereof.