February 21, 2007


Vista sales are slow, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer knows why: it’s "pirates" sitting around in developing nations like China, India, Brazil and Russia, texting one another on cellphones and piratin’ his Original Software.

Ballmer admitted to financial analysts that the predictions for Vista had proved ‘overly optimistic’ and he blamed the pirates in China, India, Brazil, Russia and other emerging markets.

He said his final solution would be to increase the intensity Windows Genuine Advantage as part of an effort to squeeze more revenue from developing nations.

Ballmer believes that one way Microsoft can bump up Windows sales is to tighten the screws on pirates. “Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth, and I think we’ll make some piracy improvements this year.”

Just throwing this out there: maybe Vista sales are slow because, to the average consumer, there’s not much in Vista that XP doesn’t offer.

Summarised from this post: http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/111773.asp?source=mypi

Heli's recomment: To upgrade to vista visit: www.windowsvista.co.nz, note, Nortin antivirus does not cover, windows vista has own antivirus package.

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