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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So I can justify getting a new PC, thus helping the struggling laptop industry? Anything else?

Currently I have a laptop setup for dual boot with XP PRO and RH. XP is fairly stable, doesn't give any problems. I have a number of apps I'm using with XP. If I want to upgrade, seems like all the latest versions (so far) are available for XP as well. Frankly I absolutely don't care which OS I'm runing (as a user). It must support certain set of applications I'm using. So again, why do I need Vista? I just read Microsoft will be offering "Windows 7" in about 3 years, so I may as well wait. (unfortunately, I do have to use Windows, since there is a number of apps I can't find the equivalent under Linux, but I don't want to get sidetracked on that).

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