Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:15 UTC
Microsoft "'We have said think it over. Think twice', Wang is quoted as saying, 'It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.' Wang went on to suggest that if Microsoft moves ahead with its tablet plans, the Taiwan-based Acer might replace the software giant as a partner. 'If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?', he is quoted as saying." Or, you could just build stuff that doesn't suck. Just a suggestion, Acer.
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Acer gives Windows a bad name
by ze_jerkface on Wed 8th Aug 2012 03:32 UTC
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Cheap hardware filled with crapware.

God knows how many people switched to Mac because they thought Windows was the problem and not their $350 Acer that came with one core and 50 programs running in the background.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

LOL. Microsoft and Windows itself does a good enough job giving Windows a bad name.

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daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

Yep, I know one personally who did just that, and now will never switch back to Windows. As a side-effect, I got a free laptop. An awful heap of crap it was, with Vista, a Core Solo and 512MB RAM. It's amazing how they could sell a machine like that and keep a straight face. Have to say though, it does reasonably well as a "living room" laptop with Lubuntu on it! ;)

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