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Microsoft stops selling Windows XP

Posted on Tuesday, July 01 2008 @ 00:40:34 CEST by

Microsoft has quit selling Windows XP on Monday, the firm will still offer support for the six-year old operating system through 2014 but users are now forced to buy Windows Vista.
Once computers loaded with XP have been cleared from the inventory of PC makers such as Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., consumers who can't live without the old operating system on their new machine will have to buy Vista Ultimate or Vista Business and then legally "downgrade" to XP.

Microsoft will still allow smaller mom-and-pop PC builder shops to buy XP for resale through the end of January. A version of XP will also remain available for ultra-low-cost PCs such as the Asus Eee PC.
Source: AP



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