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: hp and vista (a bit off topic)
by hraq on Wed 25th Jul 2007 02:27 UTC in reply to "hp and vista (a bit off topic)"
hraq
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2005-07-06

"I wouldn't recommend an IBM either because of all the extra software (I have no trust for those things)"

What do you mean you have no trust.
I would buy IBM just for the software that comes with their thinkpads which no other manufacturer did correctly.

Take Dell:
enter service tag and you would find many downloads for your system that actually doesn't exist on your system

HP:
I am certified here. HP support professional, HP preinstallation environment testing software, HP diagnostics, drivers update tool,.... tooo much confusion and crap

Sony:
a virus still better than their software

Toshiba:
anemic software, but your second best after IBM/Lenovo

IBM:
has
1. thinkvantage suite which makes life easier on your laptop.(for updates, profiles, custom made keystrokes,....etc)
2. RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu Linuxes support with linux thinkvantage version.

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