No surprises here, Microsoft's Vista is taking a beating. Brits think it's too expensive. Greenpeace says it's going to generate mountains of eWaste by trashing at least 10 million PCs with its heavy hardware requirements. It's tough to virtualize. And, based on the 10 billion dollar investment and dismal sales, some think it will be the last operating system ever produced for profit. I guess that puts the term 'upgrade' in a whole new light, maybe 'lastgrade' might be better.
Here's an idea - why don't you try what this guy did to his dad; upgrade your users to Ubuntu and tell them that it's Vista? You will probably get twice the life out of your machines. And since your users are prepped for a change anyway, it's a golden moment. Go Linux, and go green.