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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monodeldiablo
Member since:
2005-07-06

That makes one of us.

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suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Amen. I bought a 3.6k gaming laptop from Dell that had Vista on it. After using it for an hour, and fearing my hard drive would explode from the insane amount of I/O I went back to an nLited copy of Windows XP 64 bit and voila...my computer that I paid so much money for worked faster than ever! I didnt pay that money to have my machine pretend it was a Pentium 2 class machine to be honest. I paid all that money so I could run any app as fast as it could. Vista apaprently is a booger when it comes to performance. Yeesh!

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nalf38 Member since:
2006-09-01

"After using it for an hour, and fearing my hard drive would explode from the insane amount of I/O I went back to an nLited copy of Windows XP 64 bit and voila"

I'll second that Amen. I just bought a new Lenovo dual-core laptop with 2 gig of ram and the hard drive I/O is ridiculous. I'm going back to Gentoo or Sabayon very soon.

I have to say this, though. Flash player is lightning fast on a Windows machine compared to Linux, and I'll miss that.

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Matt Giacomini Member since:
2005-07-06

Pretty much same experience here. I was honestly surprised how noticeable the performance difference was after uninstalling Vista, and installing a fresh XP. I was also a little disappointed by how much more memory Vista used. Just booting used over 500mb of memory. I didn't have one application running and used taksmanager to kill everything that was not core to the OS. What a pig.

My friend bought a laptop and claims that Vista is faster. I know it is only because he thinks it is faster because his new laptop has a dual core 2ghz cpu and his old one had a 1.4 single core cpu.

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