For those who don’t want to read it, here’s the “Cliff’s Notes” version:
1. Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system. He was quoted in the Financial Times Deutschland .
2. Basically, he said Vista was riddled with problems and did not give users reason to buy a new PC.
3. Users are voting with their feet, he added, as Vista has the smallest impact on PC sales of any version of Windows in the history of PC manufacturing.
4. Microsoft claims otherwise, as it had already sold 20 million Vista licences by March. But the company recently told analysts it expects Windows XP to make up a significantly larger part of sales than it had previously expected, at Vista’s expense.
In fairness, the OS is still in its infancy so I think a combination of lesser hardware and software costs in the future (as well as increased reliability) will help Vista off its feet. Of course, the eventual phase out of XP in the future will help shore up Vista sales… You know and I know that eventually, Vista will be rammed down our throats by deft
brutal moves by Microsoft.
To those who are now using Vista, are you satisfied with it?