Texas Just Now Bans Vista From Government Computers

Showing their propensity for tardiness, the state of Texas is just now getting around to banning Vista from government computers because one state senator has heard "of the many reports of problems with Vista."

You know what? We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Vista being a hideous abomination that eats computers is mostly a bad urban legend. It had a bumpy launch, but things are just fine now, and have been for a long time. (Windows 7 is still better, though.)

But still: Vista launched so long ago that Microsoft's next OS is on the horizon, and they're just now getting to banning it because some senator on the Finance Committee who probably can't figure out how to use an iPod has heard some bad things about it? Really? It's nice to know government decisions aren't simply based on whims and hearsay. Oh wait. [ComputerWorld]