PC Makers to Microsoft: "Vista Is Not a Seller. You Suck"

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This may feel like Groundhog Day for you and Steve Ballmer, but according to computer and component manufacturers, Vista is not the hotcake that they were hoping for. The not-so-shiny-shiny-anymore OS is not helping sales at all and some companies may end with a whole bunch of unsold stuff in their warehouses.

Take Acer's president, Gianfranco Lanci, who has just said that "PC makers are really not counting on Vista to drive high demands for the industry." Or Samsung Electronics, who now says that DRAM demand has not matched anyone's predictions based on Vista's now failed projections, something that is being echoed by the industry as a whole.

So forget about Señor Gates' words on Vista pushing PC sales. You may want to punch us, Bill, but apparently those 20 million copies sold are indeed business as usual.

Hasta la Vista baby, say PC makers [India Times]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I never expected Vista to be a big hit, but rather something that simply phased its predecessor out through OEM over a long span of time. Eventually Vista will be the common OS.

It's actually not bad if you're familiar with it, but it's just that there are lots more people with low-budget boxes that can't handle it, and don't want to invest in all new systems at the moment so of course adoption will be slow. No matter, it's not like Microsoft is in trouble or anything.

The Vista experience is pretty much XP with a glassy wrapping all over everything with some snazzy little animation here and there. I don't know why people were psyched about Aero. It, quite simply, sucks. Period. It's mostly for show, but doesn't really speed up finding my windows. Expose is far simpler, though not as pretty. Everything else seems to be a nice step up from XP, especially the search function. The gadgets aren't my cup o' tea, but that's easily rectified.

Being a recent switcher from windows 95-XP, I won't get lost in Vista. But after using OS X for a while, I'm going to have to choose the latter instead.