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Re: [News] Winodws Vista Expected to Get a Cold Welcome

__/ [ Linonut ] on Thursday 03 August 2006 14:33 \__

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> wisdom:
>> Survey: Vista Sales May Start Slowly
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | A survey by JupiterResearch of 207 businesses, including 73 of them
>> | with 10,000 or more employees, found that 62% will wait longer than 12
>> | months after Vista is available to deploy it. Strikingly, one-third of
>> | those surveyed had never heard of Vista or had no deployment plans,
>> | says Jupiter analyst Joe Wilcox.
>> `----
> The OEMs are key here.  If they buy it for their new machines, it will
> sell, in a manner similar to XP, unless the hardware needed is
> relatively more expensive than it was when XP came out.

But why would people buy new machines given a relatively high cost? They
cannot ignore Linux, either. It gives more and an upgrade (hardware-wise) is
not required.

Best wishes,


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