InformationWeek: Microsoft Suffers Latest Blow As NIST Bans Windows Vista

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By: switchtoamac at: 9:22 PM on March 13, 2007 | Comments (0)
Chalk up another U.S. government agency banning Microsoft Windows Vista.  InformationWeek reports that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has banned Windows Vista the agency's internal networks.
InformationWeek obtained a NIST document that detailed the ban.  InformationWeek states the following:

"Tech staffers at NIST, a part of the Department of Commerce charged with promulgating technology standards, are scheduled to meet on April 10 in Gaithersburg, Md., to discuss their concerns about the new operating system, which Microsoft released to consumers in January amid much fanfare and to businesses in December with lesser flair."

"According to the formal agenda for the meeting, NIST technology workers will attend a session entitled "Windows Vista Security" to discuss "the current ban of this operating system on NIST networks." NIST officials weren't immediately available to comment"

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Earlier this month we posted an article that documented that the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Windows Vista within the agency.  Are more U.S. government agencies lining up to impose a Vista ban?

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