Link: Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista. Almost two years after its arrival, Vista is being bypassed by some of the largest corporations on the planet. The requirement for new and more powerful computers, on a massive scale, has given these companies pause. What about law firms? Notoriously slow in adopting new technology, I suspect that many law firms are also complacent about adopting Vista. If it comes on a new computer, fine. But, until somebody makes them adopt it, if ever, Vista will not likely see the insides of a majority of law firm computers. The most telling quote in this story is the one from Fred Killeen, CTO of GM: "We're considering bypassing Vista and going straight to Windows 7". It would take several years and many millions of dollars to convert now anyway. By that time, Windows 7 will arrive, and hopefully save the day. Of course, it is just as possible that many companies will have gone to Ubuntu Linux and totally web based computing by then. Is the OS dead?