As a completely non-IT related business user, I find it incredibly frustrating to be stuck with old and outdated software and operating systems that are extremely prevalent in the industry I work in. We have good hardware where I work, but are still using XP as our main OS. Why is this? It is not hard to move to W7, but we're stuck with an OS lacking basic functionality. We have a 3rd party IT contractor that looks after our IT needs, why aren't they pushing to have W7 rolled out across our small workplace? Its more work for them, and its more productive for us. I also do work for Woodside (we are a woodside contractor) and everything they do is in XP as well, and their remote software fails on everything except IE6(I think, its a very old version). Why can't they code this to work on any browser? What's with the old crappy browsers hanging around? It like the IT people can't be bothered (or too hard) upgrading to newer and more productive software. BHP Billiton was the same, still using XP. I have to use explorer everyday and Windows 7 is much better for doing the things I do, than XP. So why is the IT world sticking with frankly outdated software? I read all the time here that the IT industry is becoming less and less of a good place to have a career, is this why?