Lanci told the Financial Times Deutschland that the impact of a new Microsoft "operating system" has never been so weedy as with Vista.
"The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," he said.
He said PC makers had been expecting the usual shot in the arm that a new Microsoft release brings, but it had not materialised.
Lanci said Acer, the world's fourth biggest PC maker, had in many cases been asked by customers to install XP instead of Vista.
He said he didn't think there was enough in Vista to tempt a punter to go out and buy a new PC. µ
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