“Since the introduction of Windows Vista, Dell has been offering a downgrade option to Windows XP for its customers. The deadline for the downgrade option has been extended twice, and at this point costs more than a brand new copy of OS X Leopard,” Aviv Hadar reports for MacBlogz.
MacDailyNews Note: Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001. That’s just shy of 236 years old in “OS years.”
Hadar continues, “TG Daily points out that the Windows XP downgrade option is listed on Dell’s website with the Inspiron 1525 notebook and 530 desktops with a $150 price-tag…. Apple sells brand new versions of Mac OS X Leopard for $129 (single user – family pack is $199). If you’re in a tax-free state like Oregon, that’s exactly $21 less than Dell’s Windows XP downgrade option.”
Full article here.
[UPDATE: 8:10pm ET. Fixed “OS years” fsckup in Take and removed related comments to avoid confusion.]