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03.10.13

When OEMs Slam Vista 8, Say It’s Worse Than Vista

Posted in Microsoft, Samsung, Vista 8, Windows at 10:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The resentment against Windows is growing, even among OEMs and other sellers, who typically count for 80% of Windows ‘sales’

The failure which is Vista 8 needs to be highlighted because it’s yet another blow to remember amid the growth of Android (and Linux in other forms).

Samsung, which already uses Linux extensively in its products (not just Android), has its division president say that Vista 8 is no better than Vista. Ouch! And it’s not alone:

First it was Asus and Acer, then Fujitsu. Now Samsung has added its voice to the growing chorus of PC manufacturers whinging away about sluggish demand for machines running Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.

Asked for his take on recent reports that the PC market will continue to contract through 2013, Jun Dong-soo — president of Samsung’s memory chip division — said he doesn’t expect the PC industry to rebound anytime soon. And if and when it does, that rebound won’t be driven by Windows 8.

The FOSS bashers write about ‘saving’ Vista 8, but it sure looks like a lost cause. All that Microsoft can do now is try to tax Android for its own bottom line. Samsung already pays Microsoft for Linux.

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  1. Michael said,

    March 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

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    No OEM has said a single word against Vista 8. Not one. You are making this up… completely fabricating something silly.

    Windows 8, on the other hand, is getting bad reviews and poor comments from many… and deservedly so. It is a great chance for desktop Linux to jump in and take some *major* share from Microsoft. If it is ready. Heck, Apple has also taken some missteps with their recent work, if nothing else by not innovating / moving as fast a they did in the past… the new iMac is thinner and has no CD/DVD drive. Really, is that it? OK, the Fusion drive is pretty cool – but that is in part to deal with their not-so-good file system. They really should be migrating to a new one… should have long ago.

    So if desktop Linux is truly competitive it *will* gain some major market share here, much as Android has. I am sad to say I do not think it is going to (though the slow upward trend will continue). I hope I am wrong… and desktop Linux has improved tremendously over the last few years… so maybe I am. But with Windows 8 being what it is and the machines being made to run only Windows, if there really is a demand for Linux on the desktop *now* is the time we will see it. The next six months or so are a time that is wide open to any free OS that can truly compete.

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