Article> Vista Lamentable and lamentable is an understatement.


T

Tiberius

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Vist...ompared-to-20-Million-in-February-67114.shtml

see also http://www.answers.com/topic/lamentable
Lamentable =Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or
pitiable. See synonyms at pathetic
--

Vista Lamentable, Only 5 Million Sold Copies in July, Compared to 20 Million
in February - The Wow momentum has worn out


Windows Vista sales are lamentable, and lamentable is an understatement. But
the use of any euphemisms will not be able to hide the fact that the Wow
momentum has worn out almost completely, and that Vista is delivering a poor
performance in terms of sales. Microsoft has applauded selling in excess of
60 million Vista licenses in the operating system's first six months of
availability. But the Redmond company also managed to reveal that Vista
sales were virtually in the gutter by mid 2007. Microsoft has delivered its
2007 annual report to shareholders, and in

it, it reveals the total figure for Vista sales in Fiscal Year 2007.

"Fiscal 2007 saw many successful product launches, led by the release of
Windows Vista, the newest version of our desktop operating system. In fiscal
2007, we sold more than 55 million Windows Vista licenses (emphasis added).
The 2007 Microsoft Office system also enjoyed an extremely successful
launch, enabling us to sell more than 71 million Microsoft Office licenses
in fiscal 2007," reads a fragment of the Microsoft shareholders letter.

The Microsoft fiscal year 2007 debuted on July 31, 2006 and finished on June
30, 2007. So between July 31, 2007, and June 30, 2007, Microsoft only
managed to ship a total of 55 million licenses of Windows Vista. This aspect
is important to note since Vista was launched for businesses on November 30,
2006, and for the general consumers on January 30, 2007. This means that in
the seven months Vista was available, between December 2006 and through June
2007, Microsoft only pushed 55 million copies of the operating system. But
why is June so important? The answer lies with something Kevin Turner,
Microsoft Chief Operating Officer said on July 26 at the Financial Analyst
Meeting 2007.

"So let's talk about deployment. So this is a new number for you: 60 million
units sold to date (emphasis added). So really if you do over the last six
months since our consumer launch, 60 million units have been sold of Windows
Vista into the marketplace. And you know by our math we eclipse the entire
install base of Apple in the first five weeks that this product shipped",
Turner revealed at the time.

Wait, to date? But this means that in July 2007, Microsoft only sold a total
of five million copies of Windows Vista worldwide. This is four time less
than the 20 million Vista licenses Microsoft sold in the platform's first
month on the market or the additional 20 million it served in March and
April. Have customers stopped buying Vista?
 
Ad

Advertisements

T

Tiberius

This is my spoof post about the true sales of vista

People who have vista= 1.000.000

20 Percent of that are people who got a "vista ready" pc with XP installed
and were promised a copy of vista that they never touched because its a pile
a do doo.

18 percent are people who got vista with a new machine but were fed up with
it and formatted and installed XP

12 percent are people that installed XP on a second partition with Vista and
boot to vista only from time to time. Real work is done on the OS that
really works:XP

40 percent are people who pirated vista because they would never really pay
for such crap, or live in a 3rd world country and the cost of vista is what
they make in a year!

5 percent got free copies of vista due to participation in the beta programs
and other offerings so its free and they use it despite its crappyness

4 percent are tech geeks that need to have vista to experiment and learn so
they have it on a test machine but they use a real OS like XP Linux or Mac

so what is left? There is the 1%

Half of those are mentally retards that have way of knowing what they are
using.. so they dont count

that leaves us with 0.5 %

80% of those are reading the forums and starting to feel that they made a
mistake with vista.. they are starting to sweat

that leaves us with 0.2%

Half of those are Microsoft Employees that need to use it OR ELSE

that leaves us with only 0.1% that have vista and actually like it!!!

0.1 % of a million is 1000 people.

That 0.1% comes to this forum and spews lies about how stable and great
vista is!

That 0.1% is actually telling all the rest of the 99.9% that they dont know
what they are doing!

If you belong to that 0.1% you have the right to your opinion. But of course
you are wrong!

So put a sock in it already and start listening to the complaints are
realize that your dream machine is a worthless piece of monstrous crap!
 
G

Guest

I am in the 4% that has to have it to fix my clients probs.
And most of my clients probs are on OEM manufactured computers, Acer, Dell,
HP, etc.(with all the crap that they put on)

And if I do a clean OEM Vista install on my customers XP comps(after
checking and/or upgrading hardware), everything is fine.

And I still like working in XP.

BUT, Vista Home Premium, which is on one of my networked computers, has NOT
crashed on me.
So, how can I knock something that works?
Wireless NICs(went back to cat5), and a few totally incompatible
programs(Nero) were the only prob I've had.

There are still permanent problems in XP, that will NEVER be fixed.

So, why just knock everything all the time?
You are defeating your purpose.
 
T

Tiberius

There are still permanent problems in XP, that will NEVER be fixed.

Of course nothing is perfect..thats why I was expecting Vista to be better.
Because there was much room for improvment. But alas, they made vista.

Do you mind sharing what these XP problems are?
 
Ad

Advertisements

H

HeyBub

Alias said:
And most of them ended up in the dust bin.


There's no such thing as "Ubangi".


That's easy: you don't know what you're talking about.

"The Ubangi languages are spoken in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, southern Sudan,
and the Central African Republic..." none of which have invented so much as
the wheel (they do, however, have fire and pointed sticks). They paint
themselves blue and eat each other.

Some have really big lips.
 
T

Tiberius

(they do, however, have fire and pointed sticks). They paint
themselves blue and eat each other.

Now thats what I call ignorant...!!!

you are ignorant of other peoples history and their culture as much as you
are about computers!

You would be amazed about how advanced those people were.... yet, I dont
expect you read that much do you?

You must be american.. LOL
 
T

Tiberius

Not to mention that the pyramids were built in Africa...

and we still are not sure if we were to take up such a task with modern day
technology that we would be able to do it with such precision...

not talking about other aspects of the pyramids that we still don't
understand!

Pehaps a multi million TON pyramid landing on your head would knock some
sense into you!
 
Ad

Advertisements

N

norm

HeyBub said:
"The Ubangi languages are spoken in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, southern Sudan,
and the Central African Republic..." none of which have invented so much as
the wheel (they do, however, have fire and pointed sticks). They paint
themselves blue and eat each other.

Some have really big lips.
Bub, it would have been better to keep your mouth shut rather than spout
such an ill-informed, bigoted statement.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top