Vista has better first month sale than XP

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Even if the 20 million number were true, it would still not be that great. The PC market in 2006/2007 is substantially larger than it was back in 2001 when XP achieved sales of 17 million. Vista is doing well only in Microsoft PR statements.
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    New PC's...

    Two of my friends waited to buy PC's with Vista - that's why it's so popular, also happends to be time to upgrade to new PC's...

    I bought a new Mini just a couple months before - I snicker each time they try to come to me asking about how to fix their new Vista machine...
     
  4. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Hmm... stop fixing it for them? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    Three things to remember about this number:
    1. Around twice as many PCs are sold now compared to when XP was released.
    2. This figure includes everyone who redeemed a coupon to upgrade the XP that came with their machine to Vista when it came out
    3. Vista was so delayed and so hyped, and XP had so much bad press for security, that there should have been an incredible amount of pent-up demand.

    Taken in this context, 20 million is a disaster for Microsoft.


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  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    lol Vista is pretty laughable now, having used it a lot on quite a few different machines.

    Friend of mine just got it on his 17" Alienware lappy (AMD 64), and while 'showing off how great it is', he loaded up one of the 'great new games included with Vista' called Persian something or summat like that. Anyways, he double clicked it and it bluescreened instantly. :rolleyes: People who were there could testify.

    It was pretty hilarious seeing the look on his face, considering he invested in the machine to run Vista (all £2500 of it), ended up spending an extra £125 just to get Vista and it can't even run properly... :rolleyes:
     
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    No.

    I hope.
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Wasn't able to anyways - the components that came with their machines (CD-RW drives, wireless, etc.) weren't Vista compatible, hence the reason for them not working...
     
  10. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Hurrah, so can they switch to Mac soon ? :D :apple:

    Wow, I guess that perhaps I shouldn't try to install Vista on my Alienware then? Ouch...
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I believe it.. Windows users a DESPERATE for a new OS! They've been looking at the same ugly 16-bit graphics and whatnot for many years! :)
     
  12. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see what's so great about Vista. A teacher of mine has it on his new laptop, and it looks ok, but as far as I know, there's hardly anything different about it than XP. It could really do without the glossy black start button. :rolleyes:

    Also, I think the only reason people are buying Vista is because it 'looks cool' or is 'new'.
     
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    20 million Vista sold?

    Microsoft just released this new press release yesterday.
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/mar07/03-26VistaDebut.mspx

    Apparently, they have been inflating their numbers.
    http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/10864/1023/

    Fudging numbers are quite common but 20 million in Feb is way over the top. Even if they need to make themselves look good, at least try to do it convincingly. Another interesting fact is that they remain silence over their office 2007 sale numbers.
     
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    Its amazing ......after 20 years of Apple.....this vista is great....
     
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    Hate to burst your bubble....but vista is running better then tiger..........
     
  17. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    i think most common folks don't see the "wow" and can't justify the cost. in addition, most universities, cooperations and even governments recommend against upgrading to vista. 20m is kinda sad for probably the most anticipated and possibly the best windows ever.
     
  18. disconap macrumors 68000

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    That really doesn't make sense.
     
  19. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Not that this made any sense, either.
     
  20. After G macrumors 68000

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    Vista is really slow out of the gate. I'm thinking it's a Windows ME rehash.

    The upgrades in Vista seem to be for developers, who will happily move to Vista in droves. Microsoft has given users what they can already get in Tiger.

    Flip3D -> Expose
    Aero -> Quartz/Aqua
    Windows Search -> Spotlight

    There's nothing new for a user except UAC, and UAC is annoying. I'm not going to pay a ton of money so I can have my computer ask me "Do you want to do this?" every time I change a setting.
     
  21. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    My friend installed Vista on his (somewhat old) dell. The thing can't even do youtube and AIM and the same time without the videos stuttering:eek:

    For M$ to turn this sinking ship around, they really need to fix all the bugs and bloat. then, come out with that next OS they're promising, and pronto.
     
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    On a Mac i can't watch a youtube video in safari at full frame rate if there is another application on top. This is with a 2GHz core duo. What's your point?
     
  23. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    That something is wrong with your Mac Mini.
     
  24. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Happens on my Macbook, Mac Mini and on my MBP when i had it.

    Unless of course all three are bust? Try it yourself, open you tube, play a video and then switch to another program. You'll see a change in frame rate between safari being on top and not being on top.
     
  25. gkarris macrumors 604

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    And the article at

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/mar07/03-26VistaDebut.mspx

    One of my friends I was talking about was his new Dell...
     

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