Summary: Bad publicity for Vista 8 on devices and beyond
“Acer CEO,” says one report, “doesn’t expect Windows 8 devices to bring “explosive growth” to the industry when the new OS launches in October. The world’s third largest PC maker, notably absent from the Windows RT device launch party, says consumers just aren’t very interested in the upcoming software and hardware innovations.
“During a conference call with investors earlier today Mr Wang said “We are still waiting for the signal of the consumers’ enthusiasm.” He added that “Although everyone is preparing for the Windows 8 launch …there is a lot of reservation, and so we do not see the momentum for very explosive growth has been accumulated.””
Acer can use GNU/Linux and Android instead. We are seeing the period after the beginning of the end for Windows monopoly. █