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RE: Vista can't flop...
by Vanders on Sun 29th Oct 2006 14:42 UTC in reply to "Vista can't flop..."
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

By that logic, Windows ME couldn't fail, and BOB was always going to be a success.

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RE[2]: Vista can't flop...
by Bounty on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:42 in reply to "RE: Vista can't flop..."
Bounty Member since:
2006-09-18

did Windows ME fail?

"Gartner Dataquest estimates 10 percent of PCs sold this year will pack Windows XP compared with 11 percent for Microsoft's earlier Windows Me. Both operating systems sold on new PCs for about the same amount of time, but Microsoft released Me during a stronger sales cycle for new computers."

I think this supports his argument, we'll eat whatever MS lets us eat. We all can agree it sucked... but they sold more boxes of ME than .... (insert any non MS OS and a many MS ones if you only count the year(?) they marketed ME at the home user)

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RE[3]: Vista can't flop...
by Jody on Tue 31st Oct 2006 20:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista can't flop..."
Jody Member since:
2005-06-30

"we'll eat whatever MS lets us eat."

Agreed, and the best part about ME for MS was that it was so bad people migrated off it and quickly bought XP too.

If Vista 1.0 is crap it just ensures people will buy the upgrade to 2.0. They have the perfect buisness model.

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