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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RE: Bad business move...
by n4cer on Fri 29th Jun 2007 00:11 UTC in reply to "Bad business move..."
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And yet, Microsoft keeps extending XP's support. Not only does this increase the amount of work they have to do (what is that, 3 primary OSs now, two home and one server?), it's going to give them headaches down the road when Vista+1 comes out and tight-fisted bosses are still hanging back on Vista for as long as humanly possible...

This isn't a support extension. It's just making it easier for customers to exercise the downgrade rights they already have.

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