11.07.09

Computer Shop: Acer Tells Windows Sales Flat Despite Vista 7

Posted in Hardware, Microsoft, Vista 7, Windows at 8:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: “I have it from Acer that Windows 7 isn’t doing much for sales,” argues an informant of ours, who knows and works with people inside Acer.

We do not have a direct quote from Acer, but we have indirect words. Partial log below.

Oiaohm later adds: “I still have a feeling that MS sales this quarter will be a lot of existing charity licence conversions.” This is partly how they inflated figures. It’s a trick. He also writes: “You could cite a computer shop for me but kinda not far. We have seen a slow down after the release of Windows 7. Almost a dead stop in sales since.”


Eruaran hello Nov 07 11:55
schestowitz hey, Eruaran Nov 07 12:16
oiaohm http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/ditch-microsoft–save–269m-says-hungarian-open-source-group-2323  The presure Nov 07 12:17
phIRCe-local Title: Ditch Microsoft, Save £269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group – News – eWeekEurope.co.uk .::. Size~: 25.81 KB Nov 07 12:17
oiaohm Longer this down turn lasts the higher the presure on businesses and goverments will get. Nov 07 12:18
Eruaran hi schestowitz Nov 07 12:30
Eruaran I have it from Acer that Windows 7 isn’t doing much for sales. Nov 07 12:34
oiaohm Do you have a link for it Eruaran Nov 07 12:38
schestowitz Eruaran: I know Nov 07 12:45
schestowitz NPD started lying Nov 07 12:45
schestowitz Ballmer admits it fails Nov 07 12:45
schestowitz They contradict one another Nov 07 12:45
schestowitz oiaohm: agreed. Links would be good Nov 07 12:45
schestowitz Eruaran: or if you have something in writing Nov 07 12:45
oiaohm http://lwn.net/Articles/357658/  Point 4 of google wanted features. Nov 07 12:46
phIRCe-local Title: KS2009: How Google uses Linux [LWN.net] .::. Size~: 58.86 KB Nov 07 12:46
oiaohm Now that is a scary idea. Nov 07 12:46
*zer0c00l|away is now known as zer0c00l Nov 07 12:50
Eruaran I don’t have anything in writing at the moment, this is word of mouth at the moment. But this is from contacts at Acer. Nov 07 12:58
Eruaran I doubt you will hear any public statements about sales, the ‘success’ or failure of Windows 7 and the changing state of the industry until after Christmas. Nov 07 13:01
Eruaran From Acer that is. Nov 07 13:01
schestowitz Acer complained about Vista too Nov 07 13:02
Eruaran But what they’re telling me is that its flat. Nov 07 13:02
schestowitz !google acer ceo vista enitre indutry disappointed Nov 07 13:02
phIRCe-local [1] – Microsoft may be bullish about Vista, but Acer CEO says it’s been … | http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/%3Fp%3D665 Nov 07 13:02
phIRCe-local [2] – GianfrancoLanci — Engadget | http://www.engadget.com/tag/GianfrancoLanci/ Nov 07 13:02
phIRCe-local [3] – Acer bets big on Linux | http://digg.com/linux_unix/Acer_bets_big_on_Linux Nov 07 13:02
phIRCe-local [4] – acer inc. and agence france-presse Resources | BNET | http://resources.bnet.com/topic/acer%2Binc.%2Band%2Bagence%2Bfrance-presse.html Nov 07 13:02
schestowitz It was the same with Vista…… Nov 07 13:02
schestowitz Eruaran: I’ll write about it then :-) Nov 07 13:03
cubezzz does this mean I can buy an acer laptop? Nov 07 13:03
cubezzz with Linux on it  :) Nov 07 13:03
schestowitz It would be good if I had a name of Acer spokesman, but still… Nov 07 13:03
schestowitz They are afraid of Microsoft Nov 07 13:03
schestowitz If they say this to the press they lose the Windows discount and go out of business Nov 07 13:04
schestowitz cubezzz: you can.Depends which country though. Nov 07 13:04
Eruaran If Windows 7 remains fairly flat you can expect to see Acer quietly introducing Linux netbooks and notebooks. Nov 07 13:04
Eruaran Their public statements may remain somewhat diplomatic, even affirming on Windows 7, but don’t be surprised if you see a small number of new offerings appear. Including Android devices. Nov 07 13:05
oiaohm Biggest thing missing is decent sized Linux laptops with arm or other highly battery effective things. Nov 07 13:06
oiaohm Ie that you can touch type.  Battery live is important to someone on the move.  Same with the means to type stuff quickly. Nov 07 13:07
Eruaran It will happen. Nov 07 13:09
*Tallken (n=f2f93bf5@93.102.86.89.rev.optimus.pt) has joined #boycottnovell Nov 07 13:11
Eruaran Microsoft is trying to hold back the kind of change that is inevitable for a number of reasons. This change undermines their monopoly. They cannot stop it, only delay it for a time. Nov 07 13:12
oiaohm Also the other thing that bugs touch typist is lack of sloped keyboard on laptops Eruaran Nov 07 13:13
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