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: Microsoft admits Vista failure
by tomcat on Sat 21st Apr 2007 18:56 UTC in reply to "Microsoft admits Vista failure"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

just read : http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39087
and it will sum everything up for you!


Thanks, I just wasted a couple minutes reading that tripe from an obvious MS-hater. The thing that he fails to mention is that while Dell is offering XP on a small number of notebooks & desktops, Vista is the default offering and is being purchased by the overwhelming majority of buyers. So, consequently, I'm inclined to laugh when he says that "Microsoft is in deep trouble". What a joke.

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Thanks, I just wasted a couple minutes reading that tripe from an obvious OSS-hater. The thing that he fails to mention is that while Dell is allowed to offer XP on a small number of notebooks & desktops, Vista is the default offering being unwillingly pushed on the overwhelming majority of buyers. So, consequently, I'm inclined to laugh when he says that "Vista has the WOW factor". What a joke.

ironi.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I just wasted a couple minutes reading that tripe from an obvious OSS-hater.

I'm not an OSS hater. I use both open and closed source products all the time. Both are useful for their purposes. What I don't like is the ideology that closed source software and the organizations that produce it are evil.

Vista is the default offering being unwillingly pushed...

That's gotta hurt, huh? A so-called "inferior OS" being preferred over an OSS OS...

So, consequently, I'm inclined to laugh when he says that "Vista has the WOW factor".

Where did I ever say that "Vista has the WOW factor"?

What a joke.

Don't be too hard on yourself. I'm laughing WITH you, not at you.

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