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From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:39 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Is Vista "there" yet?
> Also, I notice that this vendor offers Wireless options 802.11b/g or
> a/g.... whatup with "n" that was _going_ to be the next standard,
> time I was looking for a wireless network card about two years ago -
> we stalled at "g"??
The mass migration to the "N" standard has been slow to pick up,
especially in the US, mostly because of the price differences between
the "G" technology and the "draft N" technology, and you take the chance
that your equipment *should* comply when they pass the final standard.
Some early adopters dropped the big bucks on a "G" network, and aren't
being quick to upgrade. A lot of people got "G" equipment as networking
companies were reducing prices on it and putting the money in to
developing the "N" stuff, and those people aren't seeing that it is
worth the price increase to upgrade their entire network (especially in
the US, draft N sales have been dismal). The technology is also still
new and still buggy, despite many people's best efforts.
And yes, I know this for a fact. My last pink slip was due in some part
to the dependence on people adopting the "N" standard, and when it
didn't happen, the layoff knife cut deep in to the engineering group.
(Who doesn't even have N in her own home since it was pricey even with
the employee discount)
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