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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Ignores Windows Users, Acknowledged Vista Failure?

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Ignores Windows Users, Acknowledged Vista Failure?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:01:52 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Microsoft, Listen to the People

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| How much should Microsoft listen to its shareholders? After all, they own the 
| company.  
| got to asking that question, after listening to last week's annual 
| shareholders meeting. I hadn't listened to a meeting for a couple years and 
| expected to hear the usual complaints about share price. But there were 
| surprising calls for Microsoft to be more morally responsible and to take 
| ethical leadership.    


Microsoft's customers are OEMs, not users. Users MUST receive Windows Vista
with every PC. That's the 'law'.

Windows vista a failure - Has Microsoft acknowledged that?

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| Microsoft had launched Windows Vista with big hopes of switching most of the 
| Windows OS users to Windows Vista very soon. However, going by the reports it 
| seems vista has been a failure and now Microsoft has some lawsuits to Windows 
| Vista contend with. Though Microsoft has not been acknowledging lesser sales 
| however there have been indications like Steve “Sounds of Silence” Ballmer 
| blaming software pirates for Vista’s poor sales...     



Microsoft admits Vista screwed - report 

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| Vista SP1 is code named "Fiji", presumably after a pretty looking
| island which is paralysed by coups.
| In a statement regarding the service pack Microsoft admits that
| Vista has "high impact" problems.


Vista sales slow despite record MS profit

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| The sales rate of Microsoft's Windows Vista is gradually slowing down as the 
| operating system reaches the one-year anniversary of its release to 
| businesses, according to the company's latest financial results.  


Nine burning questions about how Vista is really doing

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| Instead, there's so much spin   -- from Microsoft,  from rivals such
| as Apple Inc.,  from market analysts pushing research and more research
| -- it would even leave Sasha Cohen dizzy. Here's our attempt to unravel
| this puzzle-shrinkwrapped-in-a-mystery.


Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to 
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the 
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.  
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and 
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based 
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and 
| Lenovo. 
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said. 


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