has asked companies to have another look at upgrading to Vista after it claims it has worked out all the kinks.
Talking to CMP Channel, Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management, said Vista has come a long way since it was released in January. He said that Vista was now performing well when it came to application compatibility – something that bedevilled the OS early on. Microsoft plans to release Vista Service Pack 1 in the first quarter of 2008, and many organizations are waiting for that to happen.
However, Nash claims that the telemetry features built into Vista, which help Microsoft gather feedback and then follow up quickly with updates, dramatically reduce the significance of SP1. He added that Vista had fewer vulnerabilities than other Windows releases, and less than any version of Linux and was 2.8 times less likely to be infected with malware than XP.