Dell Selling More XP Machines

By Deane Barker on April 21, 2007

Users force Dell to resurrect XP: This is interesting. If you remember, a few months ago, I had to work pretty had to find a Dell with XP.

Responding to customer demand Dell has restarted selling new PCs with Windows XP installed on them.

The decision reverses a policy begun in January that meant Windows Vista was the only operating system available on almost all new home machines.

The change came after Dell’s feedback site was swamped with calls for the return of the venerable software.

As for Vista, we have it on a conference room machine here in the office. I’m sure there’s a lot more to it, but my first impressions are:

  1. It looks very, very pretty.
  2. It doesn’t seem to do much more than XP, except ask me every 10 seconds if I want it to do something.

Thanks to Ed for the link.

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Comments

  1. I’m in the middle of downgrading my new Vista machines at work to XP also. We are only able to replace about a third or fourth of our boxes each year and I’d rather have enough Vista licenses to make the switch worth it.

    I agree though…looks nice but what does Vista do that XP or Linux can’t do?

  2. There are 3 things that Vista does that XP doesn’t 1) Force you to buy new hardware who knows why. 2) Vista can throw $7 billion in R&D to the garbage. 3) It can also rid you of $99-$400

    I just upgraded my box to Ubuntu 7.04. Cost $0

  3. It doesn?t seem to do much more than XP, except ask me every 10 seconds if I want it to do something.

    What do you want to do today? – an old Microsoft slogan.

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