More than 50 percent of European businesses have no plans to upgrade to Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system, Business Week reports.
A Forrester survey of 302 IT chiefs at European businesses found that 20 per cent are also planning to wait up to two years after Vista's release before deploying it. Just six per cent said they planned to deploy it within the first six months of release and 18 per cent within one year.
The report said: "This is behind the anticipated rate of adoption in North America, reflecting greater resistance to the Microsoft product strategy from users in the European market."
More than one-third (35 per cent) of Windows-based PCs in the organisations questioned also still run either Windows 2000 or an older version of the operating system, Forrester found.