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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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Things are different now. While 128 MB is and was too little for a KDE or GNOME desktop

Well...Not entirely correct. I've got a machine at home with just 128MB RAM and GNOME runs just fine. I mostly just use the machine for playing music, watching movies or surfing, though.

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