Hopefully you read that title the way Steve Ballmer probably meant to
say it on Thursday. You know, emphasis on the "HAVE" in a sarcastic
way. Although we're sure he didn't say it that way, he probably wanted to.
Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer offered a glimmer of hope on Thursday to fans of the company's Windows XP operating system, saying the company may reconsider its decision to stop selling it soon.
But Ballmer was adamant that most people who buy PCs today buy them with XP's successor, Vista.
"That's the statistical truth," he told reporters at a news conference at Louvain-La-Neuve University. "If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter."
We hope they wake up soon, period. Both analysts and users have indicated a strong preference for XP's life to continue.