Rob Kambach posted a question in a Linked In group about dumping support for Vista. Other than the fact that I have never seen Vista on a plant floor one should also consider the support cycle for this OS and others. Here’s a great summary page from Microsoft.
Everyone knows MS has been dragging XP along way beyond initial plans. I suspect, however, due to the pitiful uptake of Vista along with the general acceptance of 7 that the same won’t happen for Vista.
Take this page and use it to beat your penny pinchers about the head and shoulders when trying to convince them why you need to get off of XP and join the rest of the world. While it still feels like 7 is the new OS it’s been out since 2009.