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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"After using it for an hour, and fearing my hard drive would explode from the insane amount of I/O I went back to an nLited copy of Windows XP 64 bit and voila"

I'll second that Amen. I just bought a new Lenovo dual-core laptop with 2 gig of ram and the hard drive I/O is ridiculous. I'm going back to Gentoo or Sabayon very soon.

I have to say this, though. Flash player is lightning fast on a Windows machine compared to Linux, and I'll miss that.

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