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Will Alienware Ship Linux-Based PCs?

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| Alienware, the PC manufacturer known for their high-end gaming notebooks and 
| desktops, has been evaluating the business opportunity in providing a Linux 
| OS option for some of their products.  


They must have seen Vista and panicked. No vendor wants to get a bad name for
serving turd on fine hardware.


A Clearer View of Vista

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| Vista has had a much slower start than its predecessors, especially 
| considering the rising number of people using operating systems not made by 
| Microsoft, such as Mac OS X and Linux.  
| Computer manufacturers have noticed that; many have found it profitable to 
| keep selling Windows XP as an option on their PCs. They were originally 
| supposed to dump XP by the end of January, but Microsoft had to push that 
| deadline to June 30.    


Sony Vaio Downgrade From Windows Vista To Windows XP

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| Q: I am having a problem with my Sony Vaio VGN-N350N notebook that is 
| currently running Windows Vista Business Edition and I have decided the best 
| solution is to downgrade to Windows XP if it is even possible.  



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. 


Currys group blames Vista for poor sales

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| DSG, the group behind Currys and PC World, has warned that poor sales of 
| Vista could slash its profits by around £20 million. 


DSG continues retailer woes

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| DSG, the company formerly known as Dixons, became the latest British retailer 
| to report a drop in profits for the summer months today. But it wasn’t all 
| down to the rotten weather – this time it was also Microsoft’s fault.  


Windows Vista kicked out of Olympics PCs

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| Microsoft's latest version of Windows is too risky to implement for the 
| important computers managing the 2008 Olympic summer games in Beijing, said 
| the event's computer supplier and sponsor Lenovo.  


Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?

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| We asked a simple question: what Microsoft product could have used a little 
| more polish before release? The answer astounded us. We would just like to 
| thank Bill Gates for his honesty and his openness.  


Vista – a/k/a MOPH (My Own Personal Hell)

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| “…My conclusion is now that NO ONE who values their sanity, their time, their 
| psyche and general sense of well-being should use Vista. At all. Under any 
| circumstances. In fact, after giving it more than a fair shake over 11 months 
| of daily use, I know think it deserves to be classified internationally as a 
| Weapon of Mass Data Destruction. In fact, perhaps the best way to defeat Al 
| Quaida or any other terrorist group would be to send them free copies of a 
| particularly brain-dead version of Vista like “Home Basic” - it would stop 
| them in their tracks, as it has done with me and so many others.”       


Windows Vista: Sold but not deployed

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| Microsoft says it remains happy with enterprise sales of Vista -- however, 
| the software behemoth acknowledges that many businesses which have bought 
| Vista licences are yet to deploy the software.  


Ugly view mars Windows Vista birthday

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| According to latest data from NPD, Microsoft is shipping fewer boxed copies 
| of Windows Vista than it did Windows XP at the same point in the operating 
| systems' lifecycles.  


The Vista Death Watch

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| Microsoft has extended the life of Windows XP because Vista has simply not 
| shown any life in the market. We have to begin to ask ourselves if we are 
| really looking at Windows Me/2007, destined to be a disdained flop. By all 
| estimates the number of Vista installations hovers around the number of Macs 
| in use.    
| How did this happen? And what’s going to happen next? Does Microsoft have a 
| Plan B? A number of possibilities come to mind, and these things must be 
| considered by the company itself.   


Lenovo offers downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP

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| My colleague Stian just sent me this interesting link regarding my 
| experiences with Windows Vista. Since I assume the link will NOT have the 
| visual appearence it has right now for very many more hours (days) I've 
| created a screenshot of how it looked when I went into the site.   


Dell casts doubts on Vista

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| Dell today revealed that it will restore the option to use Windows XP on
| some of its home systems, marking a potentially damaging blow to
| Microsoft's hopes for the newer Windows Vista.
| [...]
| While a popular request through the company's IdeaStorm website, the
| choice was substantially outnumbered by requests for pre-installed
| Linux, US-based technical support, and other features -- pointing to a 
| larger general demand for the change. The turnaround may be a reflection of 
| an overall backlash against Vista, observed IDC analyst Richard Shim.


Prediction: Linux will Eat Microsoft on Most Desktops

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| Now, compare that to a $500.00 desktop running Linux and OpenSource 
| applicaitons. That would be about $50,000. The difference? Two or three 
| employees, a huge bonus, a couple of vehicles, whatever. Not small.   


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

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| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same 
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a 
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs 
| in users' hands.   
| [...]
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the 
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows 
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to. 
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can 
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice 
| of the desktop market pie.      

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