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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RE: It is a dud. End of story.
by Lokken on Tue 24th Jul 2007 17:57 UTC in reply to "It is a dud. End of story. "
Lokken
Member since:
2006-06-27

I bought my girlfriend a laptop with Vista on it. She loves it. She enjoys that it looks pretty. The only glitches seem to be pretty minor, as well. It does what she wants it to and it looks pretty while doing it. She also loved Ubuntu w/ Beryl.

Also, the media center in Vista is very well done, in my opinion. It runs quite nicely. Sure, it can't do everything (playback of ripped DVD images come to mind, or maybe it can and I just don't know it), but it's very functional.

She doesn't really feel the need to go back, and despite claims to the contrary, it isn't sluggish at all. Personally, I prefer my Linux desktop running Fluxbox, but Vista is fine.

Lokken.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I have had no issues either, the biggest bug i find is that the favorites bar gets shuffled in some open dialogues.

Really, i would rather have frontrow over WMC any day. It launches and quits pretty much instantly, is incredably responsive, and very simple to navigate. WMC is more geared towards appliance machines imo, and I rarely use it.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Sure, it can't do everything (playback of ripped DVD images come to mind, or maybe it can and I just don't know it), but it's very functional.

I don't know about Vista, but if it's like XP's Media Center, then it can play DVD file folders. So if you convert your DVD image file to the equivalent DVD folder, you can play it from the harddrive. Just make sure that the DVD folders are within the file hierarchy of a directlry that you have set as one of Media Center's "Video" directories. Then when you navigate for "Videos", go to the DVD folder and click it as if you were about to open it - the DVD begins playing.

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