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Windows XP Era Ends Today

June 30, 2008 04:06 PM ET | David LaGesse

After today, major PC makers can no longer sell new computers with Windows XP preinstalled. Microsoft is enforcing its ban on XP despite continued discontent with Windows Vista, which even chipmaker and Microsoft partner Intel is reportedly avoiding.

There are loopholes

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Windows XP Era Ends Today

June 30, 2008 04:06 PM ET | David LaGesse

After today, major PC makers can no longer sell new computers with Windows XP preinstalled. Microsoft is enforcing its ban on XP despite continued discontent with Windows Vista, which even chipmaker and Microsoft partner Intel is reportedly avoiding.

There are loopholesfor a price. Consumers can buy a PC with premium versions of Vista that can be downgraded to XP, or they can find a non-name-brand PC makera "white box" vendorwho might still sell an XP box.

But most consumers will blindly and perhaps reluctantly accept Vista. They'll have little choice.

Source http://www.usnews.com/blogs/daves-download/2008/06/30/windows-xp-era-ends-today.html

OMG! Micro$oft screwed up bigtime!

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No, I'd say their only doing whats in the best interest for them. They want the money, I.E. making buyers pay more for an operating system. Their after the money, and I don't blame them.

Although I'd really like XP to continue, it's all the in the best interest of the company.

:tickedoff:

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