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A shot heard round the world. Yahoo carries news of open revolt by the PC industry against Vista and Microsoft:

Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attackMicrosoft over the Windows Vista operating system. ... "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said. Despite the long wait between Windows XP and Vista, the latest operating system still lacks maturity, he said. "Stability is certainly a problem," he said.

Users are voting with their feet, Lanci said, so that the Vista launch has had the smallest impact on PC sales of any version of Windows in the history of PC manufacturing. He added the situation didn't look likely to change in the next six months.

Microsoft's planned response: Push Vista down your throat even harder!

Michael Cherry, analyst with Directions at Microsoft, ... It's possible, Cherry added, that Microsoft might find itself forced to recognise more reality in the future. "At some point, they might have to consider [further] limiting the availability of XP," to push people to Vista.

This is the best response free software advocates could have hoped for. The monopoly is failing.

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See the Vista Failure Log for the rest of the industry revolt.

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Acer Leads Industry Revolt Against Vista and Microsoft.

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  • You do know you need more than one company for an 'industry revolt'? Dell are continuing to push Vista regardless of their other moves. Also, you may have noticed that if people keep buying XP, then Microsoft still get money, so it's hardly an 'industry revolt against Microsoft' if people are still buying Microsoft products.

    You need to try and seperate the real world from this fictional dreamland that you have going, it's not healthy.
    • Dedicated nutcase misantrope [slashdot.org] declares:

      You do know you need more than one company for an 'industry revolt'? Dell are continuing to push Vista regardless of their other moves.

      It's nice of you to mention number two PC maker, Dell [slashdot.org]. They too are out of the M$ party line.

      if people keep buying XP, then Microsoft still get money,

      It's not enough, as the fine Acer CEO pointed out. Sales of XP might make money for M$, but it's not really enough for them to keep their little monopoly. Customers will get

      • by Macthorpe (960048)
        As I have said elsewhere, a company selling more of one thing is not the same as the company selling less than another, and any assumption that that's true is sadly misguided.

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