“Business PC buyers are still overwhelmingly opting for XP, computer giant HP has revealed,” Dan Warne reports for APC Magazine.
“HP’s revelation, made at the launch of a new range of business notebooks, flies in the face of Microsoft’s persistent PR claims that Vista has sold tens of millions of copies — and is selling at a faster rate than XP ever did,” Warne reports.
“However, HP explained how Microsoft is coming up with these ‘Vista’ sales figures,” Warne reports.
“‘From the 30th of June, we have no longer been able to ship a PC with a XP licence,’ said Jane Bradburn, Market Development Manager, Commercial Notebooks for HP Australia,” Warne reports. “‘However, what we have been able to do with Microsoft is ship PCs with a Vista Business licence but with XP pre-loaded. That is still the majority of business computers we are selling today.'”
Warne reports, “So, in other words, Microsoft counts a sale for Vista, even though the computer manufacturer has really sold XP.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Counting XP PC sales as “Vista,” $500 million rigged ad campaigns — It seems that the Microsoft slime buckets will resort to just about anything to “fix” their Vista debacle; anything, except what they should be doing, of course: trashing the whole bloated mess and starting from scratch with a clean slate. Oh, but then, whose tech would they buy for a song, or borrow, or steal this time?