Mobile users in love with Win2K
It's all down to the reliability
US research outfit Sosinsky has published a report on laptop users' reactions to Windows 2000 Professional. And it all looks pretty positive for the folks at Redmond.
There seems to be an overwhelming appreciation for Win2K Pro in terms of its reliability, plug & play, offline/online synchronisation and power management features, while users remain a tad unconvinced of its encryption abilities.
74 per cent of surveyed professionals thought Win2K Pro was a "very good" laptop OS. Of
those who actually used Win2K Pro as their primary OS, 82 per cent thought it a "very good" laptop OS.
Other fascinating facts emerged, such as an average 22 month lifecycle for a corporate laptop, while personal notebooks can expect to survive a little longer - up to 26 months before being thrown in the bin.
A whopping 73 per cent of respondents said that Win2K Pro is their primary OS on their corporate laptop, and 47 per cent prefer it on their personal machines.
Over half report that their laptop mobile time - time spent running a laptop on
battery power - is only between ten per cent and 25 per cent of their total laptop use. A meagre three per cent report being mobile with their laptop more than 75 per cent of the time. ®