Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows Lots of Windows-related news today. Firstly, responding to customer demand, Dell has restarted selling new PCs with Windows XP installed on them. Secondly, Microsoft software will sell for just USD 3 in some parts of the world in an attempt to double the number of global PC users (probably not at all unrelated to this interesting figure). Lastly, Vista may only be three months old in the retail marketplace, but Microsoft is already seeking participants in the beta testing program for the next version of Windows Media Center, codenamed Fiji. Update: Microsoft denied the sales figures in China to News.com.
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RE[2]: Not surprising....
by n4cer on Sat 21st Apr 2007 11:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Not surprising...."
n4cer
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2005-07-06

Plus the fact that half the new "Vista ready" systems sold aren't actually powerful enough to run Vista without having half of the features (particularly Aero) turned off.


"vista Ready" isn't a designation used by MS for PCs. New computers meeting MS' logo requirements are branded as either Vista Capable or Vista Premium Ready. If you're buying a new computer that can't run half of Vista's features, the computer is either old and below the minimum specs for Vista, or it has a very unbalanced configuration, and it certainly isn't certified under either of the above logo programs.

There's no excuse for purchasing a new system that can't fully run Vista when such systems have been available for over 3 years.

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RE[3]: Not surprising....
by Laurence on Sat 21st Apr 2007 12:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprising...."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"vista Ready" isn't a designation used by MS for PCs.

I never said I was. I put it in quotation marks to emphasise the irony in my statement.

There's no excuse for purchasing a new system that can't fully run Vista when such systems have been available for over 3 years.


I think you should take a look at Dell / PC World / etc. Half the systems (particularly their laptops) aren't powerful enough to run aero. Now if a system can't run one of the key features behind MS's 'wow' campain, then I have to wonder just how little a system needs to run to be considered 'fully'

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