Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista

A number of companies are opting not to embrace Redmond's latest operating system and, like GM, are waiting for Windows 7 instead

General Motors (GM) may take a detour around Vista, the latest computer operating system from Microsoft (MSFT). The automaker has encountered so many speed bumps getting Vista to work on its machines that it may just wait for the next version of Windows, due in 2010 or 2011. "We're considering bypassing Vista and going straight to Windows 7," says GM's Chief Systems & Technology Officer Fred Killeen.

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