XP Extension

by Lee

Microsoft announced that Windows XP Professional is available again from major computer makers and the new deadline that they set is July 31, 2009.

“As more customers make the move to Windows Vista, we want to make sure that they are making that transition with confidence and that it is as smooth as possible. Providing downgrade media for a few more months is part of that commitment,” said the spokeswoman via email.

Previously, the last date that computer makers could include Windows XP Pro on their systems is January 31, 2009.

Source: COMPUTERWORLD



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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Comments (2)

  • dave says:

    “As more customers make the move to Windows Vista, we want to make sure that they are making that transition with confidence and that it is as smooth as possible. Providing downgrade media for a few more months is part of that commitment…”

    Uh, what? This doesn’t make any sense.

    **orders two more XP pro OEMs for stock**

  • gunslinger says:

    “As more customers make the move to Windows Vista, we want to make sure that they are making that transition with confidence and that it is as smooth as possible. Providing downgrade media for a few more months is part of that commitment,” said the spokeswoman via email.

    Translation: Ok, we know Vista sucks donkey balls, and we don’t wanna be sued again. So we are going to offer a time tested solid OS until we have time to fix all the screwups in Vista and call it Windows 7.