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Dell brings back XP on home systems

Vista has failed?

11:28 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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CNet [news.com.com] is reporting that Dell is offering XP on some PCs again. XP was discontinued by Dell after the launch of Vista but popular customer demand has forced Dell to offer XP again. HP and Lenove never discontinued the sale of PCs with XP. This is opposite of what used to happen in the past. Sale of Windows 95 was completely discontinued when Windows 98 was launched. It appears that Vista is the first OS from Microsoft that has failed in the market.

I was planning to upgrade 1 PC in my office to Vista and see how it works and then a few more PCs were to be updated but now that Vista is being reported as DOA in the market, should I wait for some more time before the upgrade?

4:18 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This has just been announced, but in reality, it happened a couple of weeks ago (in the UK, not sure about elsewhere). Previously, you could still have XP, but they charged extra - quite a bit extra I think.

I have Vista but only because I write software and need to test with it, otherwise I would stick to XP and recommend others to do the same. There are just to many insanities in Vista like the new file "save as" dialog and UAC flashing a button on the taskbar instead of prompting directly (if the launching app is in the foreground).



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