Microsoft says to extend XP sales

Microsoft says to extend XP sales

Microsoft has learned there are plenty of people who still want XP, as evidenced by the popularity of XP downgrades among OEM offerings.  Now they have conceded still further, and announced on Thursday plans to continue selling Windows XP through June 2008, 5 months later than announced when Windows Vista was released.

The world's largest software maker introduced Windows Vista in January with the plan to phase out sales of its predecessor, Windows XP, by January 30, 2008.

Microsoft said it decided to extend XP sales in response to feedback from computer manufacturers who said there were customers who still wanted to buy the older operating system.

Honestly right now, except for DX10, there really isn't a compelling reason to use Vista.  It has some nice improvements over XP, but it's not a must-have OS by any means.

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