Upgrading to Vista – The software casualties

May 30th, 2007

Kathie takes a look at the software casualties of upgrading to Windows Vista:

Just like hardware manufacturers, software houses love a new OS because it’s a good opportunity to introduce a whole new version of their software.  And unlike more minor upgrades it’s also a good excuse to take a fresh look at their products.  This often means that functions will be altered or moved around and some features may even be removed completely (an increasingly familiar trend).  This isn’t always a good thing, because it puts the existing user’s nose out of joint especially if it’s software that you use regularly and are familiar with.  Never is this felt so deeply as when you’re upgrading because of a new OS.  Ordinarily, if you don’t like a new version of a program  you just don’t bother and stick with the old one, but a new OS means you’re forced to accept change and let’s face it, that can be hard to do.

The problem with upgrading an operating system is that you're likely to have to put your hand in your pocket and spend money on updated software.  And these costs can mount up.

Also, remember that you will incur these cost if you are changing PCs too.

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