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[hardocp] Gates Says Vista is Doing Just Fine

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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, speaking in Tokyo, said that sales of Windows Vista have surpassed the 140 million mark worldwide.



Gates, speaking in Tokyo, said the figure represented "a very rapid sales rate," according to a Wall Street Journal report on Thursday. Despite the sales figures, Microsoft has admitted to struggling with the public's perception of Vista. Windows XP, Vista's 7-year-old predecessor, is still popular among both businesses and consumers.

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Probably because it is.
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Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
Probably because it is.
QFT.

Some of the folks (here at my college at least) have finally switched, and have seen that it isn't what the media made it out to be.
    
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I dont know what it was about vista, there was just this feeling in the air, at least for me. It was like no one needed a new windows...yet.
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So Bill Gates says Vista is doing fine?

Shocking. Next thing you know, he'll be singing the praises of Microsoft Office! What a topsy-turvy world we live in.
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Vista is a good OS and amazing when compared to how XP was when it first started. It's only downfalls were lack of driver compatibility (it was new so DUH), annoying UAC (which we figured out how to turn off), bad press (when does the media ever report anything worthwhile anyways?), and not being great when compared with XP. Oh yea, and it needs a system that can be summarized back then as, pretty high end.
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Dont forget networking. Those speeds were terrible. Still, the reason why i use a pc is to make me feel technical. I love vista in that way, it comes up with some new error and i go fix it and feel great about myself in the process.

Vista: The new anti-depressant!
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Obviously because Vista is doing great at the moment. Most of the newer pre-made PCs require you to pay MORE to get XP over Vista, at least from what Ive seen.

Not to mention, most of the big problems with Vista have been fixed aside from the occasional bad drivers.
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And even yet it hasn't fully shook off the lies.
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