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Submission + - Texas Vista Ban is one Signature Away (

twitter writes: Texas state Senator Juan Hinojosa did not like the results of Vista deployment and put a statewide ban on the OS into the state's budget. Apparently, his peers agreed and the ban now only needs Governor Rick Perry's signature to be law.

"I have read a lot about the problems they have with this particular software. ... We have a lot of problems with the Vista program. It had a lot of bugs. It takes up a lot of memory. It's not compatible with other equipment, and it's supposed to be an upgrade from the XP program that is being used by state agencies, and it's not," said Hinojosa.

Hinojosa's budget provision wouldn't eliminate these ongoing uses nor outright banish Vista from the state. It would, however, require any state agencies (save for higher education institutions) to receive formal approval from the Legislative Budget Board [to purchase Windows Vista-related software, hardware, or licenses]

If passed, Texas would join the FAA, DOT, BECTA, most IT professionals, Windows "pirates", Intel and the mainstream press in their avoidance and opinion of the hated OS

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Texas Vista Ban is one Signature Away

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