i love this email that the Dean of the School of Engineering just forwarded everyone ... it made me lol:
paranoid much?It has come to our attention that a Microsoft Windows 7 event was held on 10/29/2009. While we do not wish to lessen the enthusiasm for this event, we do wish to assist our community in making an informed decision regarding when is the best time to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7.
Please consider the following.
- Are you willing to risk hurting yourself academically if your computer
is unusable for some period of time? Many stories are available online
describing various types failures with upgrading and/or installing
Microsoft Windows 7.
- Do you have plenty of free time to deal with computer problems if
your mid-semester upgrade or installation fails? In case your attempt
to upgrade to or install Microsoft Windows 7 fails, you should verify
that you have in hand or easy access to all of the media and software
license keys needed to reinstall your current operating system and
software applications. You should back up all of your personal files
before attempting any upgrades or reinstallations.
- Have you verified that the vendors of all of your academics-related
software support their software on Microsoft Windows 7? Many vendors
that we have already checked do not currently support it. It is possible
that the software will run on Microsoft Windows 7, but the vendor will
not help you if you run into difficulties.
- Have you considered whether you will be able to receive support after
upgrading to Microsoft Windows 7? Our TransIT support center is only
prepared to help you with issues involving the original operating system
that came installed on your computer.
We recommend that you do not install Microsoft Windows 7 until you are content that you have properly addressed the concerns listed above.