Microsoft has extended the availability of Windows XP on new PCs by six months, the company confirmed Friday.

Computer makers that "downgrade" machines from Windows Vista Business or Vista Ultimate to Windows XP Professional will be able to obtain media for the latter through the end of July 2009, a Microsoft spokeswoman said Friday.

The new date is a change in policy. Previously, Microsoft had planned to halt XP Professional media shipments to major computer makers after Jan. 31. 2009.

This is good news in my opinion since vista has not favored well with most pc users.
Your thoughts?

  1. kouji October 6, 2008 at 1:48 AM  

    i'm all for choice. if a person wants vista, that's cool. but if someone prefers xp, it would be better, i feel, if he could have it, without having to jump through hoops.

  2. steven wilson October 6, 2008 at 10:31 PM  

    There are so many people unhappy with vista that microsoft added more security to piracy of xp even after saying they were dropping tech support for xp.

  3. Linda October 7, 2008 at 11:22 PM  

    Microsoft blew it by dropping xp when folks did not or were not ready to learn another one of their systems. People are getting pretty savvy and do not need to upgrade when they say!

  4. steven wilson October 8, 2008 at 6:44 AM  

    I agree Linda microsoft does try to cram their upgrades down ones throat.

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