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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archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

The only reason Vista is rising in sales and usage is that it comes pre-installed on PCs - whether the PCs are powerful enough to correctly run it, might I add...I bought a desktop PC at Future Shop in Canada (for my ex's parents), and asked if I could get XP. They told me all their new PCs had Vista on it.

It took me three hours to get the system up and running (it was an English version, so I had to reinstall it in French), and once it was all installed it took a full 2 min. 40 sec. to boot (which was 15 sec. more than booting from a Kubuntu LiveCD, incidentally). The system felt very sluggish - this was *not* a PC that should have been sold with Vista.

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brostenen Member since:
2007-01-16

Dude...
I feel sorry for them (and U too)...
Maby thats why people fail at buying vista alone.. ;-)

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I came across a laptop being sold with 512MB of RAM, 32MB removed for the shared graphics. It was being sold with actually less than the minimum spec for Vista. Performance was, as imagined.

It's always been like this though. I clearly remember seeing a laptop being sold with just 96MB of usable RAM with XP. The CPU sat at 30% when idle.

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psychicist Member since:
2007-01-27

Things are different now. While 128 MB is and was too little for a KDE or GNOME desktop, 512 MB (minus the shared graphics RAM) is more than enough for a modern Unix(-like) desktop operating system to perform well, except for Vista.

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