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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hp and vista (a bit off topic)
by markoweb on Tue 24th Jul 2007 18:42 UTC
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I helped a client set up her new hp tablet pc, brand new. Took more than 4 hours for the HP preinstall environment to finally complete!!!

My god, I could have set up Vista manually twice within that time.

I wouldn't recommend an IBM either because of all the extra software (I have no trust for those things), although the laptops themselves are top notch.
At the current moment a DELL seems like the best choice... That is if dell is selling vista laptops...

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