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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All the local computer stores in my small town are not installing or selling Vista on new computers unless it's requested and even then they try to talk them out of it. According to one of the employee's at one I frequent almost every computer they've sold with Vista has come back with a request for XP to be installed.

I'm sure that in a year or so most of the problems we read and hear about with Vista will be nothing, but a memory. I think that Vista just didn't have the support out of the gate it needed from vendors. Business always lag behind in new purchases like this. Every IT guy I know says the same thing, they aren't upgrading until at least SP 1.

As for rising sales and usage. One acronym: OEM. People don't stop buying new PC. Most people, I would assume, just take whatever version of Windows comes on the PC. I'm sure some request XP and other probably just complain about how crappy their new computer is and how they can't get any "real" help.

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I can talk about my case. I sold 50 windows XP Home Editions OEM in the past 4 months and just 2 vistas because the customers were almost idiots. I have explained to one of vista customers that your graphics card will not work correctly because their were no drivers for it, but he insisted to install vista ( His grahics card was with quad ports Matrox QID low profile, 800$).
2nd customer with vista had vista previously on his laptop and his hard disk became defective, while no recovery disks supplied to him from sony.
If you have P4 it would become PII immediately with vista.

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