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Acer Leads Industry Revolt Against Vista and Microsoft.

twitter (104583) writes | more than 7 years ago

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A shot heard round the world. Yahoo carries news of open revolt by the PC industry against Vista and Microsoft:

A shot heard round the world. Yahoo carries news of open revolt by the PC industry against Vista and Microsoft:

Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attackMicrosoft over the Windows Vista operating system. ... "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said. Despite the long wait between Windows XP and Vista, the latest operating system still lacks maturity, he said. "Stability is certainly a problem," he said.

Users are voting with their feet, Lanci said, so that the Vista launch has had the smallest impact on PC sales of any version of Windows in the history of PC manufacturing. He added the situation didn't look likely to change in the next six months.

Microsoft's planned response: Push Vista down your throat even harder!

Michael Cherry, analyst with Directions at Microsoft, ... It's possible, Cherry added, that Microsoft might find itself forced to recognise more reality in the future. "At some point, they might have to consider [further] limiting the availability of XP," to push people to Vista.

This is the best response free software advocates could have hoped for. The monopoly is failing.

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See the Vista Failure Log for the rest of the industry revolt.

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Acer Lead$ Industry Revolt Again$t Vi$ta (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19976027)

A $hot heard round the world. Yahoo carrie$ new$ of open revolt by the PC indu$try [yahoo.com] again$t Vi$ta and Microsoft:

Acer pre$ident Gianfranco Lanci today became the fir$t major PC manufacturer to openly attackMicrosoft over the Window$ Vi$ta operating $y$tem. ... "The whole indu$try i$ di$appointed with Window$ Vi$ta," Lanci $aid. De$pite the long wait between Window$ XP and Vi$ta, the late$t operating $y$tem $till lack$ maturity, he $aid. "$tability i$ certainly a problem," he $aid.

U$er$ are voting with their feet, Lanci $aid, $o that the Vi$ta launch ha$ had the $malle$t impact on PC $ale$ of any ver$ion of Window$ in the hi$tory of PC manufacturing. He added the $ituation didn't look likely to change in the next $ix month$.

Microsoft'$ planned re$pon$e: Pu$h Vi$ta down your throat even harder!

Michael Cherry, analy$t with Direction$ at Microsoft, ... It'$ po$$ible, Cherry added, that Microsoft might find it$elf forced to recogni$e more reality in the future. "At $ome point, they might have to con$ider [further] limiting the availability of XP," to pu$h people to Vi$ta.

Thi$ i$ the be$t re$pon$e free $oftware advocate$ could have hoped for. The monopoly i$ failing. [bayimg.com]

'Revolt'? (1)

Macthorpe (960048) | more than 7 years ago | (#19979993)

You do know you need more than one company for an 'industry revolt'? Dell are continuing to push Vista regardless of their other moves. Also, you may have noticed that if people keep buying XP, then Microsoft still get money, so it's hardly an 'industry revolt against Microsoft' if people are still buying Microsoft products.

You need to try and seperate the real world from this fictional dreamland that you have going, it's not healthy.

Yes, the Revolt is On. (1)

twitter (104583) | more than 7 years ago | (#20014113)

Dedicated nutcase misantrope [slashdot.org] declares:

You do know you need more than one company for an 'industry revolt'? Dell are continuing to push Vista regardless of their other moves.

It's nice of you to mention number two PC maker, Dell [slashdot.org] . They too are out of the M$ party line.

if people keep buying XP, then Microsoft still get money,

It's not enough, as the fine Acer CEO pointed out. Sales of XP might make money for M$, but it's not really enough for them to keep their little monopoly. Customers will get a performance boost from moving to gnu/linux and the sub $200 price point is going to be hard for M$ to compete with.

There's going to be more of this and M$ has nowhere to go but down. Their software can't compete in a free market and their development model can't fix their software. It's a downward spiral from here.

Re:Yes, the Revolt is On. (1)

Macthorpe (960048) | more than 7 years ago | (#20014629)

As I have said elsewhere, a company selling more of one thing is not the same as the company selling less than another, and any assumption that that's true is sadly misguided.

Re:Yes, the Revolt is On. (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 7 years ago | (#20019693)

I swear to god this guy is like the Iraqui information minister.
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