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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Funny how...
by cyclops on Wed 25th Jul 2007 04:34 UTC
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...suddenly Vista is not the success it used to be.

Oddly nobody is saying the fastest growing PC maker. Is openly criticizing Microsoft...and this is the second time I can remember the first was over Vista home basic being so crippled nobody would want it...and people have very little to say on that topic. When I find it astonishing.

It shows how much software *drives* hardware sales when it never used to be the case...and thats not healthy. It also shows that companies relying on Microsoft's Monopoly, are at the mercy of their products. Personally I always thought they liked Microsoft products with there built in hardware obsolesce things like DirectX, USB, Fat32, compositing desktop etc etc. I don't actually see what they gain from complaining unless they are hoping for a discount to *shut up*.

I think the bottom line is 64bit/Multicore and Vista offer little more than WindowsXP on a 2Ghz Pentium. I actually think the only real driver for sales will be a *killer* 64bit application...and I haven't a clue where that will come from.

Oddly he ended with "Stability is certainly a problem," which makes a change from its the drivers.

Edited 2007-07-25 04:36

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