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Dell Users: We Don't Want V*STA!
After a deluge of complaints Dell Computer are retrofitting Microsoft's earlier OS on their new boxes.
True to colour (and the wishes of Mister Bill) Dell Computer began forcing Microsoft's latest abomination on new purchasers in January 2007. But at the same time they opened a forum to receive customer feedback. And found themselves overwhelmed.
Dell are currently in the #2 slot with a 15% share of the OEM market. The forum suggestion to not eliminate Microsoft's previous abomination got 11,000 votes. Dell will now offer the old abomination on two desktop and four laptop models.
Market survey firm Gartner are puzzled. 'This is really odd', remarked Gartner research VP Michael Silver. 'Those silly Microsoft customers usually want the latest and greatest abomination from Microsoft.'
Obviously market analysts don't know everything - 'latest' and 'greatest' are not interchangeable - certainly not in the context of Microsoft's operating system abominations.