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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You must not know very many people then. ;)

In his defence, he did say his field of expertise rather than his social surroundings. I can quite believe he could have a job that relys on *nix driven software

I know lots of people who "trust" Microsoft. They "trust" Microsoft not because they have lesser minds, but rather because they, like millions of others, believe the hype. After all they aren't the ones reading tech news sites.

I'd go further than that and say they trust Windows because it's all they know. If you've never used Linux and you know your way around Windows, Windows is preinstalled on every system - preset up so little fiddling is required to run from new - then you are going to have a great deal more trust in Windows than in Linux. It's not down to properganda, it's just about sticking to what you know.

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