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Microsoft making nice with Windows 8 partners, Acer says

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    Microsoft making nice with Windows 8 partners, Acer says


    Acer has been a vocal critic of Microsoft and Windows 8, but now has some reason to be optimistic. Microsoft appears to be listening to its partners a bit more when it comes to Windows 8.
    That's according to Acer President Jim Wong, who spoke to The Wall Street Journal for a story published Thursday.

    Acer has been among the most vocal critics of Microsoft, complaining that sales of Windows 8 devices have been disappointing and knocking the software titan's attempt to get into the hardware business with the Surface tablet. Even Microsoft has acknowledged that more work needs to be done to educate consumers on Windows 8 and Windows RT -- the latter being the stripped-down version of the operating system.
    But Acer and Wong apparently had a change of heart, now saying that Microsoft has gotten more considerate of its partners and is more readily embracing their feedback.
    Acer, meanwhile, sees it as positive that Microsoft is starting to listen to its partners again. In an interview with the Journal, Acer Chairman J.T. Wang characterized it as Microsoft coming back down to Earth and learning "how people on Earth think."
    Microsoft making nice with Windows 8 partners, Acer says | Microsoft - CNET News

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    There was another article somewhere saying that Acer was helped by Microsoft in building its latest laptop PC with Windows 8.
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Microsoft making nice with Windows 8 partners, Acer says
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