Windows Vista Failure: Pay Extra $50 To Get Aging Windows XP

by on June 18, 2008 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED June 18, 2008

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From the computerworld:

Dell Inc. will charge customers up to $50 for factory-installed Windows XP on some PCs after Wednesday, according to the company's Web site. Vista Business and Vista Ultimate are the only generally-available editions that allow downgrades, and they can be downgraded only to Windows XP Professional. Under Microsoft's licensing terms, the less-expensive XP Home cannot be installed as a downgrade.

This is really funny, Microsoft spent over 6-8 years developing MS-Vista and now users are willing to pay not to use it. This clearly indicate that end users only pay when you have a better product, which is free from DRM crap, faster and less buggy as compare to Vista. As usual, I suggest you get Dell with Ubuntu Linux loaded for 100% peace of mind.

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1 Walter June 19, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I switched to Linux at home completely after the release of Vista. I still have to support a windows environment at work due to proprietary software being used.

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2 Anjanesh June 20, 2008 at 5:58 am

$50 ? Seems to be free according to this.

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