Alongside a story titled “Microsoft warns of new Word vulnerability” sits a new announcement that “iiNet is going to migrate early” to... Vista & MS-Office 2007.
Uh... this is a technical firm?
I guess iiNet haven’t changed that much in recent years, then.
A friend of mine, some years ago, rang up their tech support because their (iiNet’s) main DNS was dead, and was told to hang up and dial back. He patiently explained the problem & all of his testing, but they insisted. It was more than 2 hours before his modem was answered again.
Contrast this with the early organisation who proxied their entire traffic through a very busy (something like 6 SCSI hard drives) Linux-based Pentium 200 for several years, not replacing it simply because the blasted thing wouldn’t die.
I watched one of their techs spending time with a PuTTY session running full-screen on his apparently-mandatory ’Doze workstation, setting up websites (I vaguely remember the target being a Linux box) where he could do useful work. Policy vs utility.