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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RE: It's all about the money...
by solidsnake on Wed 25th Jul 2007 01:01 UTC in reply to "It's all about the money..."
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"Maybe that's why I started using Linux; I usually can't afford the newest machines out there, so I'm always stuck with kit-bashed units and "hand-me-down" machines. I simply want to be able to squeeze every last bit of performance out of my machine without feeling the need to buy more powerful hardware every other year."

Don't feel bad about using old hardware. I've gone dumpster diving for mine. Someone tossed a 64bit AMD Box in the trash and I luckily saved it from the landfill. It's 2 ghz with 512mb of memory and Etch runs quite smoothly on it.

I would NEVER buy Vista simply because I have no real use for it. In my opinion, Vista is just eye candy and something to get people to buy stuff. But I guess MS thought there was no money in releasing a SP3 for XP.

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