ComputerWorld has an article about the pros and cons of continue the upgrade trail with Vista and Office 2007.
I've been talking about this for a while. Upgrading to Vista or Microsoft Office 2007 or both is not to be undertaken lightly.
Here's the deal in a nutshell.
- Vista isn't going to just run easily on the same hardware you've got.
- Office 2007 means lots of money and retraining.
- Skipping the Microsoft upgrades, and going to Linux and OpenOffice means little or no money for the software and hardware, and retraining.
So....what works for you and your organization?
Note: If you're a school or otherwise on a limited budget, are you sure that's the best way to spend the money, especially on the hardware you have now? Here's a blog from a Vista beta tester, The Tech-Savvy Teacher.