Dell to Offer Windows XP Beyond June 30 Cutoff

PC World:

Dell will take advantage of a licensing option in Vista Business and Vista Ultimate that lets PC makers provide XP under the Vista license, which Microsoft calls a “downgrade” license. (Enterprises with site licenses have these same rights with any version of Vista.) In essence, the user is buying a Vista license that it can apply to XP, and Microsoft can still claim a Vista sale.

So, after June 30, when you buy XP Microsoft will score it as a Vista sale.

Sunday, 27 April 2008