|1||Upgrade mobile workers first, followed by analysts who work with lots of structured data. Then do the rest of your PCs as they come up for replacement.|
|2||Be prepared to spend $100 to $200 per PC,
excluding the Windows license, to cover migration costs.
|3||Use a brand-name software distribution product to track the apps that users are entitled to and install them remotely.|
|4||Sign up for Microsoft's beta program to start seeing how Vista performs in your shop; a feature-complete beta release is due this spring.|
|5||Aim to run Vista only on new PCs with at least 512 Mbytes of RAM. Install Vista on older machines only if you can do it for less than $100.|
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