See this article from CNET. A new report from NPD claims sales of boxed copies of Vista blow compared to sales of XP in its early days. Yes, despite the Borg’s claims that Vista is doing way better than XP, in fact the opposite is true. Money quote on Vista: “It’s just not doing well,” says an analyst. Microsoft response: Yes it is, yes it is, yes it is, yes it is, and we’re going to keep saying that until you shut up shut up SHUT UP it’s doing great and we’re the best and you all suck, mwah!!!!!”
Good news is, people are waking up. But honestly I can’t believe that six years into OS X we still have less than 10% share in PCs. We’ve got all these poor Windows users stuck in hell, and we’re reaching out to them with ice water, and they won’t take it. Why is this? Could it be that they really don’t know how much better we are? I mean, we’ve got the ads on TV. We’ve got all those stores. We’ve got word of mouth. Windows users, if you’re reading this, listen to me: Spend an afternoon in one of our stores. Get someone to explain OS X to you. Better yet, just make a tiny leap of faith. Buy one of our machines and live with it for a few months and then see how you feel. I promise you, you will never — I mean never — regret it.