Acer takes a swing at Windows Vista

Written by Phil Cogar

July 24, 2007 | 17:47

Tags: #vista #windows

Companies: #acer #microsoft

Gianfranco Lanci, President of Acer Inc, has stepped up to the plate and taken a swing at Microsoft over its Windows Vista OS.

“The entire industry is disappointed by Windows Vista,” he said to the online edition of the Financial Times Deutschland on Monday. Lanci also points out stability issues as well as a lack of people buying new PCs specifically for Vista.

Reporting a $58 million profit after tax for the first fiscal quarter of 2007, Acer has also managed to climb into the number three spot for PC shipments in the same time frame. A 55 percent surge in sales also helped put Acer in the fastest growing spot among the top five PC manufacturer.

With a worldwide growth in personal computer sales of almost 12 percent since the release of Vista and Microsoft reporting nearly 40 million copies sold by the end of May, this statement from Lanci seems to come from nowhere.

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