Vista slips under the radar

03/04/2008

Microsoft's new operating system Vista is taking its time to catch on with enterprise users, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research.

In the study of 50,000 users from 2,300 enterprise companies, just 6.3 per cent were using Vista by the close of 2007.

Equally, the findings also suggest that most of these users had in fact defected to Vista from Windows 2000, which lost six percent, rather than Windows XP.

However, the survey did find that a quarter of enterprises planned to upgrade to Vista during 2008.

Forrester also found a slow take-up for the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE), with 70 per cent remaining with version IE6 rather than upgrading to IE7.

In opposition, users of Mozilla's Firefox internet browser rose by 18 per cent during 2007.