WOW! 😉 I’m starting to see some more momentum building in the Federal space… We posted a blog entry about this before where the FAA and DOT had banned Vista for the time being – together, they represent about 60,000 desktops which won’t be getting Vista any time soon. This article from ZDnet adds the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) to that list — another 2900 desktops banning Vista.

Who’s going to be next?

One very intriguing part of this article is the reference made to the agency memo citing the reasons why Vista is temporarily banned… compatibility and cost are among the reasons.

“There appears to be no compelling technical or business case for upgrading to these new Microsoft software products,” according to the memo. The department plans to issue an update next month to clarify its strategy for 2008 and beyond, the representative said.

We could not agree more. You have a choice in the marketplace. Feel free to exercise it! I think you know where I’m going with this… 🙂 (if not, click here)