Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 22:00 UTC
Windows "Almost a year on from the release of Microsoft's Windows Vista, only 13 percent of companies say they expect to move all desktops to the operating system, according to a survey released this week. Furthermore, adoption of Linux continues to gather pace, with a particular emphasis on the desktop emerging." As always, be sure to read these with a bag of salt on your desk.
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I believe it
by whittmadden on Sat 24th Nov 2007 00:25 UTC
whittmadden
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2007-10-08

My aunt bought a brand new computer this summer with Windows Vista Home edition on it. She called because it was running extremely slow. Whenever I ran the Vista compatibility test, it scored a 2. Why on earth would anyone sell a system, that the OS that comes with it, would only register a 2? If they system is a low end system, then it should at least come with XP instead.

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RE: I believe it
by WorknMan on Sat 24th Nov 2007 03:47 in reply to "I believe it"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

My aunt bought a brand new computer this summer with Windows Vista Home edition on it. She called because it was running extremely slow. Whenever I ran the Vista compatibility test, it scored a 2. Why on earth would anyone sell a system, that the OS that comes with it, would only register a 2? If they system is a low end system, then it should at least come with XP instead.

I know what you mean.. I was searching for a $300-$400 budget PC for my parents, and a lot of these machines had 512MB and came with Vista.

It is unfortunate that many of these PCs are coming with Linux (which virtually nobody wants) or Vista. If you're gonna sell a budget PC, at least offer it with XP. Selling PCs that are pre-loaded with Vista with only 512MB of RAM ought to be illegal.

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v RE: I believe it
by tomcat on Sat 24th Nov 2007 18:26 in reply to "I believe it"
v RE: I believe it
by tomcat on Mon 26th Nov 2007 04:01 in reply to "I believe it"
RE[2]: I believe it
by whittmadden on Mon 26th Nov 2007 05:10 in reply to "RE: I believe it"
whittmadden Member since:
2007-10-08

I didn't mod you down. I agree with your statements about the OEMs.

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