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Windows XP, The Zombie Operating System
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 12:05
We had to hear it from AppleInsider: Windows XP still won't bite the dust when Windows 7 ships.

 Posted by Dave Methvin, Apr 6, 2009 08:02 PM

Given the source you might think it's a joke, but Microsoft confirmed the news today. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), among others, will be offering downgrade rights to its customers even after Windows 7 becomes the latest and greatest offering from Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT).

In itself, this news isn't too surprising. Microsoft has offered businesses downgrade rights for its operating systems for years. You can buy, for example, a Windows Server 2007 license for a server but actually install Windows Server 2003. At some later point, once you're ready to make the move, you can take advantage of your license to upgrade. This arrangement is good for both Microsoft and OEMs. Computer makers are obviously still getting customers who want to run XP, and they're making sure that Microsoft won't stand in their way.  [Information Week...]     [Comments...]
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