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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Matt Giacomini
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2005-07-06

Pretty much same experience here. I was honestly surprised how noticeable the performance difference was after uninstalling Vista, and installing a fresh XP. I was also a little disappointed by how much more memory Vista used. Just booting used over 500mb of memory. I didn't have one application running and used taksmanager to kill everything that was not core to the OS. What a pig.

My friend bought a laptop and claims that Vista is faster. I know it is only because he thinks it is faster because his new laptop has a dual core 2ghz cpu and his old one had a 1.4 single core cpu.

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