Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:39 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide 'downgrade' rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers. Microsoft will implement the first of the policy changes for its Gold Certified (top-tier) OEM partners within the next couple of weeks. The company will streamline downgrade-rights policies and procedures for the broader channel somewhat later, said John Ball, general manager of Microsoft's US Systems Group.
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Ignoring the reasons why.
by cyclops on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:34 UTC
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Is Vista so bad that having it on the same machine as XP draws unfavorable comparisons? Is not the better solution to Dual boot or use some Visualization for moving its customers to the new platform. I cannot believe pressure from OEM's on Microsoft has caused this move. I'd say it is current hardware limitations of the low end machines being comparable with those of a few years ago, making Vista look a poor mans XP.

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