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Postby Rhakios » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:12 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Windows Vista is dead in the water. Microsoft are going to struggle to sell it.


Perhaps they could give away free copies at a Linux expo? I understand it's quite a popular way of getting attention for your new distro :)
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Postby M-Saunders » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:27 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Windows Vista is dead in the water. Microsoft are going to struggle to sell it.


Maybe on shop shelves, but AFAIK Microsoft makes most of their money from pre-loaded OSes with new PCs. Once all the major PC vendors start including Vista, they'll be raking in the moolah as per usual!

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:28 pm

M-Saunders wrote:
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Windows Vista is dead in the water. Microsoft are going to struggle to sell it.


Maybe on shop shelves, but AFAIK Microsoft makes most of their money from pre-loaded OSes with new PCs. Once all the major PC vendors start including Vista, they'll be raking in the moolah as per usual!

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Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:50 pm

True....and in schools also, who use the likes of RM, they will find a way of pushing Vista in asap...
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Postby emyr42 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:46 pm

Not really... Schools using RM often take years to upgrade; I know my old school will probably still be going through XP-rollout for more of its workstations when Vista arrives.
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