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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by MollyC on Tue 24th Jul 2007 17:40 UTC
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Maybe people have powerful enough computers to be able to upgrade to Vista without needing to buy new hardware. That's even more likely for early adopters.

The irony is that if 100% of XP users upgraded their old computers to Vista rather than buy new computers to run Vista, MS haters would still label Vista a failure because it didn't drive new computer sales. ;)

Personally, Vista will be driving a computer sale by me, but I'm waiting for SP1. But I won't be getting an Acer so that won't help Mr. Lanci. Instead, I have my eyes on one of HP's Tablet PCs. ;)

Edited 2007-07-24 17:49

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