18 March 2007

Vista off-limits, say two US gov agencies

"Windows Vista has been banned by the US Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist). The agencies have cited fear of compatibility problems as one of the reasons not to allow their tens of thousands of employees to upgrade to Microsoft's latest operating system.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the largest organisation under the DoT, is taking the opportunity to consider alternatives to Microsoft's operating system and productivity software, said an FAA spokeswoman. This includes including running Linux on desktops and using Google's online applications, she said."

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