Bill Gates pleased with Vista reception

— 11:15 AM on February 21, 2007

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated last week that Wall Street revenue forecasts for Windows Vista might be overly optimistic, but as CNet reports, co-founder and chairman Bill Gates sounds decidedly happier with how the new operating system has been received. When asked if there was anything that might make Microsoft cautious about revenue expectations for Vista, Gates told Reuters, "I don't know what you mean. Vista's had an incredible reception." He added, "The reviews have been fantastic. This is a big, big advance in the Windows platform. It's the world's most used piece of software…Overall, the reliability feedback has been well better than we expected." At a press conference in Canada, Gates also stated that PC makers had seen a "very nice lift in their sales" because "people have come in and wanted to buy Vista."

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