5 posts • joined Friday 9th November 2007 22:41 GMT
BBC picks up the story
Listen to Five Live This Saturday and Radio 4 You and Your Midday Monday.
Story built around this blog with a bit of personal experiance built in. I have a computer shop and we have had close to 50 customers with this problem.
Thanks Bill for business.
ITACS have a radio slot on Radio 4 "You and Yours" this Friday and a slot on Five Live this Saturday "Breakfast show" about this very problem. Thanks for all your coments. I will use them on the shows.
I own a computer shop and my customers want XP
I want XP. Most of my customers want XP. In fact most of them want office 2003 so that the kids have the same software as thier school. But no. We can only have Vista and Office 2007.
I can see why M$ are doing this. I sit here with my 6 year old PC with XP and Office 2000. I use it for 10 plus hours a day and have not paid a bean since I got it. A bargin, and it might last me another 10 years. I doubt it as M$ updates will kill it in the end.
A tip to M$. Look at what your customers want and sell it to them. Home users using Vista and office 2007 will not make business upgrade. Wait, it just might, what a good idea.
Domestic. Can you make money.
Are you kidding. My business is domestic computer support. 40% of households have one or more computers. These need looking after and I am after that business. I don't think the big boys will get this business. Just try calling one on 0870 hell (Option 1 2 or 3). ISP's are a nightmare to call so are most of the warranty support lines. If only 10% of domestic PC users need help. Hell that is big business.
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