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: Not surprising....
by Vozzie on Sat 21st Apr 2007 14:05 UTC
Vozzie
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2007-04-20

The majority of the printers were HPs, apparently several models of Laserjet (maybe half a year old) weren't supported at least as of a month ago. Scanners were mostly Canon and other well-known name brands. (this was roughly a month ago and the situation's hopefully changed)

Please actually read what you're responding to. I made it pretty clear that I don't blame Microsoft for the lack of drivers, I was just stating that not having proper drivers at release (along with the system being resource-heavy and often sold on PCs unable to run it to its full potential) was one of the main reasons Vista's not being well received.

Last but not least, these were favors I was doing for my non-PC savvy friends. I personally am not complaining, seeing as I bought a Mac this January.

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