Over 60 percent say they will begin move to Vista within six months.
"Years ago, you had 95 to 98, and 98 was a lot better, so, there are cases where if your performance and stability significantly increases, [an upgrade] is worth it," said Benincasa. "But, in the case of XP, it may not be perfect, but it's functioning. So it's hard to justify a wholesale upgrade because Vista is new and cool." The same is true when you consider the delta between Windows 2000 and XP, said Baradet: "When XP came out, we did believe it was a much bigger improvement than 2000. But, even though that was the case, we still once again didn't say, -Wholesale, let's update."This type of timetable was reflected in the survey, with more than 60 percent of respondents saying that a move to Vista would begin six months or more in the future: Thirty-three percent of these respondents said the move would begin six months to a year from now; 22 percent said one year to 18 months from now, and 6 percent said more than 18 months from now.In addition, 72 percent of respondents said they expected the desktop OS they were using now to be the one they would be using in 2009. Some respondents were looking beyond Vista, with 6 percent saying the desktop OS they expected to be using in 2009 would be Windows "7," the post-Vista version of Windows.