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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My Vista problems so far
by fretinator on Tue 24th Jul 2007 20:45 UTC
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The errors (features) I have experienced in Vista are well-known items:

1. Slow copy/unzip - copying from a USB drive, or unzipping a file (e.g., 16MB file) often takes 30min to 1 hour. Googling tells me this is due to Windows Defender checking every file before it proceeds. For unzipping I switched to 7-zip.

2. Network failure - my networking died after a day. No matter what I did, I could not get it to work. Thankfully I remembered the IP6 issue with Vista. Even though I am not using IP6, Vista defaults to using it. The solution is to diable IP6 support for the adapter - worked immediately.

3. Xampp - this is not a Vista issue directly, but PHP cli.exe has a problem with Vista, and a message will pop up every few second saying "CLI has stopped working". It makes it impossible to do my PHP development with Komodo under Vista. I have to boot into Linux and use that version of Komodo and Xampp, or use my XP laptop, which is a slower machine. I will have to wait until PHP fixes that. It is not a Vista problem (necessarily), but it is the kind of problem you can expect.

I am using Vista Business that came with my new desktop.

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