Killer lasers menace Linux Thinkpads

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| The first thing is by far the most significant, a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 and R61
| laptop. They are not new, but the fact that the Linux models, all running
| Suse 10.1, will be out next week is huge news. Finally, you can get a
| corporate laptop with no downsides, and it doesn't have the Vista malware
| shoved down your throat. Way to go Lenovo.

Ballnux can be replaced Linux, but the 'Ballmer tax' is still paid. Here's what
Gates *really* about Vista (sheesh! Maybe he had some wine before the

Gates grumbles about Vista

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| The implication is fairly obvious. Bill thinks that Vista could have had more
| polish when it hit the shops. He can't say so now because that would
| undermine Vista's already flagging sales.


Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?

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| We asked a simple question: what Microsoft product could have used a little
| more polish before release? The answer astounded us. We would just like to
| thank Bill Gates for his honesty and his openness. *

Rex Ballards's Windows Vista Report (Death of Sales, by the Numbers):

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| Days Millions Average/day Rate/Day
| 30 20 670k 670k
| 100 40 400k 290k
| 180 60 330k 250k
| 300 88 290k 230k
| 375 100 270k 160k

Windows Vista: Sold but not deployed

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| Microsoft says it remains happy with enterprise sales of Vista -- however,
| the software behemoth acknowledges that many businesses which have bought
| Vista licences are yet to deploy the software. *

Will Windows Vista Succeed In 2008? Don't Count On It

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| Vista has certainly been slow out of the gate. Sure, Microsoft is putting the
| operating system on newly shipped systems, but Vista sales didn’t benefit
| from the upgrade surge that previous OSes got upon release. A year after it
| began shipping, less than one percent of corporate desktops are running
| * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^
| Vista. * *
| ^^^^^

Windows Vista kicked out of Olympics PCs

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| Microsoft's latest version of Windows is too risky to implement for the
| important computers managing the 2008 Olympic summer games in Beijing, said
| the event's computer supplier and sponsor Lenovo. *

Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday. *
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.