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Windows Vista Roundtable, Part 2

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Join The Windows Vista Roundtable
2. Today's Top Story
    - Vista
3. Also Of Note
    - Tim Berners-Lee On The Digital Future
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Quote of the day:
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -- John Lennon

1. Editor's Note: Join The Windows Vista Roundtable
Have you heard enough about Windows Vista yet? Unless you still use a typewriter to produce your daily reports, you've no doubt been bombarded with analysts, journalists, bloggers, and other pundits who have offered their opinion and advice about Microsoft's new operating system. But what about the people out there in the trenches -- the ones who will actually have to install, implement, and support Vista? After all, it's easy to praise -- or disparage -- Microsoft's new baby if your sole purpose is to write about it. But if you've got to think in the long term ("How many of my clients will upgrade? What will the users in the office do when they have to learn a new interface? How will it handle our legacy software?"), then your perspective can be very different.

To get that that perspective, we recently invited six InformationWeek.com readers to a weeklong roundtable discussion. Participants included IT managers, consultants, programmers, and CIOs; their reactions ranged from enthusiasm to caution to disdain. Over the course of the week, they discussed (among other things) the introduction of Vista, the likelihood that it would be adopted in their workplaces, the problems they've had running specific applications, why Microsoft should offer more working tools for developers, claims of increased security, and whether there's really any "wow" in Vista. What do you think? Do the participants in the discussion have it right, or have they missed some important points? Are you going to install Vista soon, wait until you need to purchase new systems, or ignore it altogether?

After you read the Roundtable (Part 2 and Part 1), please leave your comments at the InformationWeek Blog and let us know.

Barbara Krasnoff

2. Today's Top Story

Today's Top Story: Vista Roundtable
The InformationWeek Windows Vista Roundtable: Part Two What do IT managers, consultants, programmers, and everyday users really think about Vista? We invited six of our readers to give their opinions -- and we got an earful.

The InformationWeek Windows Vista Roundtable: Part One
Here's the first installment of our provocative discussion.

3. Also Of Note

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Gives Congress Vision Of The Future
The World Wide Web inventor says entire taxicabs, desks, and even subways could become computer screens in the future of a more sophisticated Web.

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