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[News] John Dvorak Dumps Windows for GNU/Linux, Disappointed with BetaVista7

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Dvorak Likes Linux

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| Every so often I take a stab at Linux, to see exactly what I like and do not 
| like about the OS. Many of its problems, for me, stem from its inability to 
| run on my overloaded hardware, or the occasional driver that makes the OS 
| impossible to use without hand-tweaking something or other. That said, I 
| seriously like the Ubuntu 8.10 implementation and will now install it 
| permanently on my latest machines. It's a winner.      



Windows PCs Subject to Clogging, Need Draino

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| The release of a new OS begins both a new hardware buying cycle and an
| upgrade cycle. Since the buying cycle is stretched to six years or more, you
| end up with an interesting phenomenon: The upgrade cycle is contaminated with
| machines too old to upgrade. This causes the entire system to break down
| because the upgrade cycle immediately feeds back into the perception of the
| new product. In the situation with Vista, too many old clunkers couldn't be
| upgraded and the OS was given a bad reputation. This was worsened by
| Microsoft itself discouraging upgrades and admitting to problems. Combined
| with the Apple attack ads the public perception of Vista skewed to the
| negative.



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.  


Will Windows Vista Succeed In 2008? Don't Count On It

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| Vista has certainly been slow out of the gate. Sure, Microsoft is putting the
| operating system on newly shipped systems, but Vista sales didn’t benefit
| from the upgrade surge that previous OSes got upon release. A year after it
| began shipping, less than one percent of corporate desktops are running
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| Vista.    
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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.  


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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