Linked by David Adams on Mon 21st Jul 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Microsoft rarely gives out sales numbers, but Vista is another story. Due to bad press, the company apparently wants to remind everyone that Vista is still selling well. The software giant recently announced that it would be putting resources into launching a marketing campaign that will fight back against Apple's ads and incorrect Vista assumptions and will instead tell the "real Vista story."
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Huh...
by factotum218 on Mon 21st Jul 2008 14:51 UTC
factotum218
Member since:
2007-03-20

So, there are all these licenses sold. Wonder how many of them will actually be used.

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RE: Huh...
by bolomkxxviii on Mon 21st Jul 2008 15:15 in reply to "Huh..."
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

At last count...12.

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RE: Huh...
by bproven2 on Mon 21st Jul 2008 15:17 in reply to "Huh..."
bproven2 Member since:
2008-04-30

Yeah - the better question (and answer) would be how many of these are actually installed as WinXP. I bet its a large chunk. Also claiming "licenses sold" doesn't really tell the story of retail vs OEM. However, I guess you have to give that one to MS since that is the only way they can really sell OSs nowadays. Gone are the long lines at the stores to voluntarily buy Windows at the retail channel (a la Win95).

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RE: Huh...
by wrocic on Mon 21st Jul 2008 16:33 in reply to "Huh..."
wrocic Member since:
2008-07-10

Four months ago I bought a new PC. It came with Vista Ultimate. I tried to like it, I really did, but it was giving me too many problems. It would crash.

YES fanbois, I said CRASH.

It would crash when I was playing games like Project Torque and BF2, using Temaspeak2 and Xfire.

So, after trying and trying and submitting error report after error report, I moved back to XP.

I can now happily game away, but, Microsoft gets 2 things from me, a Vista sale in cash terms and a Vista sale in marketing terms.

I am no longer using Vista, and spoke to Microsoft on the phone about getting a refund, they said no, bastards.

I am soon to be an ex Microsoft user and my friend plays all the same games as me on Ubuntu. When he comes over and installs mine, I will stick two fingers straight up to Microsoft.

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RE[2]: Huh...
by Adurbe on Mon 21st Jul 2008 21:01 in reply to "RE: Huh..."
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

let me guess... you had an nvidia graphics card

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080325-vista-capable-lawsuit...

Now, im no Vista lover myself, but blame where blame is due

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