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: I've heard this before......
by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jul 2007 02:05 UTC in reply to "I've heard this before......"
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90% of the Vista problems right now is NOT Microsoft's fault it's the hardware manufactures and their slowness on putting out new updated Vista Drivers.

This perhaps arguable right now.

Vista does, however, contain a number of provisions which deliberately will make Vista stop working or work only with reduced functionality.

DRM "tilt" bits and WGA checks are just two such provisions that are known about right now.

When in the near future these "shoutdown Vista functionality" features begin to get triggered, either in error due to bugs or maliciously due to malware ... then we will begin to see a fallout of Vista problems that are due directly to Microsoft writing Vista in Microsoft's interest and not the user's interest.

Other features of Microsoft software that are undeniably written exclusively in Microsoft's interest and not the users interest is Microsoft's avoidance wherever possible of open formats and protocols. Lack of SVG support, attempts to make it so that Vista clients can be served only by Windows servers, poor support for web standards and utter refusal to include proper, integrated support for ODF in Office 2007 (that is, so that ODF could be chosen as the default file format) are the best-known examples of this.

All of these endemic and severe problems with Vista are directly and unequivocably Microsoft's fault.

Gianfranco Lanci is right.

Edited 2007-07-26 02:06

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