When asked about Windows Vista by Financial Times Deuchland, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci had this to say:
"The entire industry is disappointed by Windows Vista," the head of the world's fourth-biggest PC maker told the Financial Times Deutschland in its online edition on Monday. "Never before had a new version of Windows done so little to boost PC sales. And that's not going to change in the second half of this year," Lanci said. "I really don't think that someone has bought a new PC specifically for Vista," he added.
While the industry had waited for years for Vista, the software was not really ready when it was launched to great pomp at the start of this year, Lanci complained. "Stability is certainly a problem," he said.
Well, for the record, Mr. Lanci, nobody would buy one of your machines specifically for Windows Vista, at least based on my experience. I bought a Dell PC specifically for Vista, and it runs just fine. As for stability problems, your own drivers are probably more at fault. It's your crappy drivers that are responsible for most of the instabilities on my machine (at least, all the ones not caused by IE7. In fact, just today I discovered out that your Bluetooth drivers were the reason my wireless keyboard started crashing Windows Vista on my Ferrari 5000 last week.
So, Mr. Acer CEO... instead of flapping your gums off, why don't you go fix your drivers and revamp your driver download site to be more like Dell's. And Acer's entire US website while you're at it. Seems like that might be a more productive use of your time.