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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RE: Shift the blame to someone else
by Beta on Tue 24th Jul 2007 15:41 UTC in reply to "Shift the blame to someone else"
Beta
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It’s a nice thought, and might be true. But since you can not prove either way, how about you accept his statement?

Microsoft was promising to most vendors that Vista would encourage more sales.
It hasn’t as far as we know. (again, another rumour :p)
Therefore it isn’t a wonder PC makers are publicising this, it gives their shareholders a message: “we’re trying, but Vista isn’t helping”

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