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Thread: Windows XP gets another six months

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    Microsoft’s deadline for allowing OEMs to sell PCs with systems that are “downgraded” from Windows Vista to XP is still a moving target. Initially planned to expire on June 30 of this year, Microsoft at first granted an extension to July 31. However, OEMs are still selling the downgrade option (often for a premium) and, according to new reports, the deadline apparently has been officially extended for six more months to January 31, 2009. The information is based on one leaked email sent to an OEM.

    Microsoft has stepped up its effort to promote its Vista operating system, but Windows XP just isn’t going away. The company reportedly extended the OEM downgrade timeline once again: As of now, system builders can still offer Windows XP downgrades to their customers and will be able to do so until Vista’s second birthday.

    The decision indicates that there is still substantial demand for Windows XP and demand for Vista and its features may not be quite as convincing as the Microsoft usually claims. However, it also raises questions about the firm’s recently launched $300 million Windows advertising campaign that is designed to push Vista sales and there are certainly reasons to believe that a user who now purchases a Windows XP PC is unlikely to ever upgrade to Windows Vista: Windows 7 is expected to arrive in early H2 2009.

    As before, the XP downgrade is available from some OEMs with the purchase a PC with Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate.

    Recent market data showed that more than one third of new PC buyers choose to downgrade their Vista installations to Windows XP. Another research revealed that enterprise users, one of Microsoft's key markets, are even less inclined to dump XP for the newer operating system.

    Source: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39594/140/

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    lol!!! Another extension????

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    it's logical. With the cheap EEEPCs and Magalhães project, it's very profitable for them to keep shipping XP on budget systems.
    Don't think that this measure is for regular laptops or high grade ones.

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    XP rules. Why can't fanboys get the facts right.

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    XP is still alive & kicking.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokie View Post
    XP rules. Why can't fanboys get the facts right.
    The fact is that no windows OS has improved the performance of its predecessor. Vista is no exception.

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    except Win 98 ... I just love that OS ...
    Last edited by apextwin146; 10-05-2008 at 04:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apextwin146 View Post
    except Win 98 ... I just love that OS ...
    improved performance over win95?

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    Yup .. It had some many loopholes to just customize it your way

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    I have had Vista for some time now, i will never go back to XP. VISTA RULES.

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