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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The REAL Problem with Vista
by Coral Snake on Wed 25th Jul 2007 08:06 UTC
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Basically ALL Windows NT systems (NT, 2000, XP, Vista) are still pretty much like the Old Win9x only with the DOS kernel and command line recompiled to 32 bits. If you go to the command line in any of these systems you still see the DOS heretage of A:> _, C:>_, D:>_ E:>_ etc., at the prompt to describe storage devices rather than the more direct floppy, hd (for hard drive), cdrom, zip, and other more direct designations used in Linux, Solaris, BSD and all other extent *nix type systems for storage devices. Also the command line commands for the NT series are still those you can find in old books about DOS 5.0, 6.0, 6.2 and 6.22. Neither does the NT kernel even have the multitasking capabilities using the F keys that still makes command line software like Emacs popular amongst *nix geeks. Everything about the NT command line still says DOS in big red splash panel letters. I know most users only go for GUI related software and OS interfaces these days but it is at the COMMAND LINE where you find out the TRUTH about Microsoft operating systems.

Microsoft has just simply reached the end of the bloatware it can continue to shove on top of the DOS kernel and command line even when it is recompiled to 32 or 64 bits.

Edited 2007-07-25 08:08

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