It's just some tech reporter trying to do his job by making a story where
none exists. But hey that's what he gets paid to do isn't it.
One thing: I wonder why he thinks Vista sales should be significantly higher
if PC sales are higher.
"The real test for Windows Vista's success will be to see how computer sales
in this quarter fared compared to last quarter-if they are up significantly,
it's quite probable that demand for the new operating system was
I could post stories that tell the opposite; That Vista sales a inline with
expectations, or that they exceed expectations...
But I wont
Except for their 'positive' spin, they're no different to the above.
20 million copies in a month? I'd call that a success.
It's funny, really. Vista has only been out a month, and already it is
used by more people than use every single version of Linux and *BSD
combined. Yup, one month folks.
If that's not success, I'm not sure what is.
Stupidest Comment of the Year Award:
"People should take responsibility for their actions"
- (Leftist) Matty F (7/1/2007), when explaining it was actually the quadbiker's
fault that he was brutally murdered by Graeme Burton. According to Matty F,
it was his fault that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time...
Best Rant of the Year Award:
"Interesting to see the Green bastard even at a supermarket shopping, instead
of living off the land growing his own food. At least he's helped to keep the
cogs and polution of industry going by shopping at supermarkets which sell
products from large filthy factories [that] use stinking diesel trucks
polluting the damn countryside just to get the goods to Nandor's favourite
supermarket. Well done Nandor you two faced tax paid good for nothing bastard"
- E. Scrooge (1/3/2007), a little unhappy about the Green's proposal to ban
> Not the huge success it seems
I remember when XP came out PC's were common in the work place but there
was a lot of win 98 95 out there on old out dated pieces of ****. The
Difference now is the PC is a seen more as a Home appliance by the
consumer and the growth of the Internet, And as a Home appliance It must
be upgraded. I still see old 98 machines in the office place and some
real dunngy XP boxes.
In that time My computer was put together It was very fast in its day.It
did run 98 and win2k later on 98 and XP. XP was a nice improvement on
user interface and I still had the speed I don't know If Vista will run
on this machine (well the aero interface) I dont think there is a enough
incentive for me to upgrade at any stage soon.
I get the feeling that Vista is the ME of the NT stream of OS. The only
difference is, nobody has a choice but to take it with their new computer
(save for the Apples)
I see people making claims about it selling better than Free OS(I wonder how
the hell thats measured???, nevermind, going by previous attempts at logic,
its probably the word on the street) but considering Vista is installed on
most (if not all) shop PC's, then of course the numbers are going to be
In some ways I am concerned, if Vista does turn out to be a case of the
emperors new clothes, then thats going to leave a bloody big mess.
Especially as XP reaches the end of its support cycle (which could be
shorter than people believe)
As an addendum to my previous post on Vista, I am still surprised at the
lack of interest the student body in my comp.sci classes are showing toward
Vista. Normally I would have expected these young, computer literate,
geeks, to jump on every shiny new thing computer related, but they just
arent. The windows boys are sticking with XP, and well, the rest are *nix
lads so wouldnt be expected to jump for Vista anyways, some students
however are showing complete indifference.
It will be interesting how this all pans out.
I'm not at all surprised. My sister bought it, installed it,
uninstalled it, and flogged it off on TradeMe for half the price. She
would have had to upgrade considerable hardware if she'd kept it due to
Sonn <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:46133798$(E-Mail Removed):
> I'm not at all surprised. My sister bought it, installed it,
> uninstalled it, and flogged it off on TradeMe for half the price. She
> would have had to upgrade considerable hardware if she'd kept it due to
So she didn't run the vista compat diag thingee first to see what would
I did , and would have to wait for some drivers for my scanner. I was
suprised that was all.
Fred Dagg wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 11:09:24 +1200, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> Not the huge success it seems
> 20 million copies in a month? I'd call that a success.
> It's funny, really. Vista has only been out a month, and already it is
> used by more people than use every single version of Linux and *BSD
> combined. Yup, one month folks.
> If that's not success, I'm not sure what is.
Business as usual is no big deal...I mean MS could have made those sales
anyway without spending $ on a "new" OS. So its thrown billions at Vista
and just wat is the increase in revenue?
If Vista had not been released, then if 20mil of computers with Xp had
been sold anyway, Vista is/was a non-event.
ie people were buying a new PC and it just happened to come with Vista
as opposed to XP....that to me is not a huge sales success, seeing a
huge bump in sales (say 20%) and seeing lots of ram being sold
aftermarket indicates a must have item....
"Sonn" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:46133798$(E-Mail Removed)...
> thingy wrote:
>> Not the huge success it seems
> I'm not at all surprised. My sister bought it, installed it, uninstalled
> it, and flogged it off on TradeMe for half the price. She would have had
> to upgrade considerable hardware if she'd kept it due to
It runs in a very mediocre way on a laptop with 1.7G processor and 512MB of
Same spec machine with WinXP or Linux runs VERY well and delivers all the
same REQUIRED functionality.
What Vista is doing (for no additional benefit to me) is not apparent.