ZD Net reports Dell has warned businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead if they upgrade to Windows Vista:
The step is particularly unusual because one of the issues the hardware vendor is warning business about is the extra hardware they will need to buy.
"They need to be looking at the number of images they will be installing and the size of these images," said Dell's European client services business manager, Niall O'Callaghan, on Wednesday. "A 2GB image for each user will have a big impact."
In the past, Microsoft had suggested that a 1GB image was fine for Vista, but O'Callaghan said image sizes of 2GB and larger will be likely.
As a result, said O'Callaghan, Dell is "stepping back" from telling people they must upgrade. "We are set up to give people all the guidance and support they need for this," he said. "We are not here to promote Microsoft and tell people they should buy it. We can show them the advantages of Vista and what they need to put in place to begin to move across."