Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2007 15:08 UTC, submitted by Uncle Fester
Hardware, Embedded Systems The head of PC maker Acer, Gianfranco Lanci, has hit out at Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system, saying that the 'entire industry' was disappointed by it. Few buyers have purchased new PCs specifically for Vista, Acer's chief says "The entire industry is disappointed by Windows Vista," the head of the world's fourth-biggest PC maker told the Financial Times Deutschland in its online edition on Monday. Never before had a new version of Windows done so little to boost PC sales, he said. "And that's not going to change in the second half of this year," Mr Lanci said. "I really don't think that someone has bought a new PC specifically for Vista."
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Shift the blame to someone else
by TaterSalad on Tue 24th Jul 2007 15:31 UTC
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Gianfranco Lanci is blaming Vista for his company's poor hardware sales. I hope Acer isn't really that dependent on the OS to be able to generate revenue. Why didn't the company ask what they can do to improve their hardware instead of putting Vista on it and hoping for the best? The story above this one says Vista is rising in sales and usage.

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