Windows Vista crossed 20 million milestone
“We are encouraged to see such a positive consumer response to Windows Vista right out of the gate,” said Bill Veghte, corporate vice president of the Windows Business Group at Microsoft. “While it’s very early in the product lifecycle, we are setting a foundation for Windows Vista to become the fastest-adopted version of Windows ever. Working with our partners, we are helping our customers leverage new tools and programs to accelerate the transition and provide a great user experience.”
Microsoft’s PC-maker industry partners confirm consumer interest is strong. “Since the launch of Windows Vista, Dell consumer customers have overwhelmingly chosen premium versions of the operating system that enable them to have a richer experience with music, video, photography and other computing applications they choose,” said Neil Hand, vice president of Dell’s Consumer Product Group. “Customers' initial experience with Windows Vista has been quite positive, and we will continue to try to deliver the best customer experience possible,” Hand added.
"HP worked extensively with Microsoft to ensure that our Windows Vista-based PCs offer consumers our easiest, safest and most satisfying technology experience yet," said Mark Sanchez, vice president and general manager, consumer PCs, HP. "We are pleased with the customer acceptance of our Windows Vista offerings, including our innovative new TouchSmart PC."
Several new tools addition is also the major plus for the giant. The tools are available at windows vista page. Upgrade Advisor tool helps the windows XP users to upgrade to Windows Vista, and determine whether they can upgrade to vista OS. User can select New updates to install and they can be installed in background without disturbing the user work. Also if upgradation requires restart then user can schedule the restart at their convenient time.
The “Certified for Windows Vista” logo program is designed to make it easier for consumers to recognize products that deliver premium experiences with Windows Vista. Hardware devices and software bearing the logos at retail help consumers make educated choices when purchasing devices and software to use with Windows Vista. There are more than 4,500 “Certified for Windows Vista” products to date - 2,500 of which were certified just since the January 30 launch event.
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