“Microsoft system builder partners who’ve been feeling queasy about the impending Jan. 31, 2009, deadline for selling PCs with Windows XP pre-installed can now breathe a bit easier, as Microsoft is giving them a way to obtain XP licenses through distribution after the deadline,” Kevin McLaughlin and Scott Campbell report for ChannelWeb.
“In an e-mail to ChannelWeb, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the existence of a flexible inventory program that will allow distributors to place their final orders for Windows XP OEM licenses by Jan. 31, 2009, and take delivery against those orders through May 30,” McLaughlin and Campbell report.
“It’s yet another sign of the market’s resistance to Windows Vista, and of the growing realization within the channel that many customers have decided to simply skip Vista and wait for the arrival of Windows 7,” McLaughlin and Campbell report.
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MacDailyNews Take: Windows XP was released 7 years and 2 months ago. Microsoft should be mortified that they are still forced to sell their ancient upside-down and backwards fake Mac OS because their current upside-down and backwards fake Mac OS is even worse. And the box assemblers — who are shipping an ancient, substandard OS while waiting for a lipstick-covered Vista pig — get what all parasites who hitch themselves to a dying host deserve.