Acer’s monthly revenue has been down every month except September compared to the previous year. The reason? Acer has continued to sell M$’s products despite consumers’ firm statement that they don’t want to buy them. If you’re in a hole, STOP DIGGING! It is not profitable to be M$’s slave.
see Investor_Relations – Monthly revenues.
For this, the CEO has resigned. Will his successor do better? We wait and will see.
Acer’s previous report gave this product-mix:
Clearly, they are being sucked down by dependence on notebooks, but surely they could increase their margins for notebooks by installing Free Software for $0. If consumers don’t want M$’s current offering, give them GNU/Linux which looks and feels more like the familiar XP and doesn’t require an offering to M$. Take mine, for example. There’s lots to see and to click. It’s Debian GNU/Linux and I can make it look and feel any way I want. I do that by selecting the packages to install or installing different packages later. Debian has 37000 packages on the go and hundreds of them are for desktop environments, display and window managers, icons, and applications. An OEM like Acer or a consumer buying a GNU/Linux notebook or desktop box, just has to choose one as a default and get to work. No need to pay M$ for work M$ did two years ago. Pay yourself for the work you do today.