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Microsoft extends XP deadline for low-cost PCs
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 03 June 2008 12:44

 Low-cost desktop PC makers can now include Windows XP in those systems until 2010, the same as the deadline for low-cost laptops

By James Niccolai, IDG News Service
June 03, 2008
InfoWorld

 Microsoft has further extended the life of Windows XP so that computer makers can include the operating system on low-cost desktop PCs, the company announced at the Computex trade show on Tuesday. Microsoft has been under pressure from computer makers to provide a version of its OS for an emerging class of very low-cost laptops and desktops. Its new Windows Vista OS is widely seen as too resource-hungry for those machines.

In April Microsoft extended its deadline for selling Windows XP licenses for low-cost laptops like the Asus Eee PC. It had originally planned to stop selling most XP licenses on June 30.
At Computex on Tuesday it said it has now also extended the deadline for low-cost desktops. PC makers can now include Windows XP in those systems until 2010, the same as the deadline for low-cost laptops, said Rob Young, a senior director with Microsoft's OEM group.  [InfoWorld...]   [Comments,,,]
 

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