In a survey sent out to 20,000 information technology administrators, 60% of respondents noted that they will not upgrade to Windows 7 when it’s released this October, with 34% of those surveyed planning to upgrade to Windows 7 by the end of 2010.
Windows 7 is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2009, but in the inevitable head to head battle with Snow Leopard, the Windows 7 sticker price might seem abnormally high relative to the cheap $29 upgrade Apple plans on charging to current Leopard customers. Also, after the inordinate number of compatibility problems that plagued Vista, people are understandably worried about experiencing similar issues with yet another Windows OS upgrade.
Still, Windows 7 is being positioned as the OS to rescue Microsoft from hole initially dug by Vista – but If the above mentioned survey is any indication, Microsoft will have a tough time convincing consumers and IT administrators that it’s a worthwhile upgrade.
PC Mag has more on the story over here.