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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"Never a new MacOSX caused any appreciable trouble"

You're not going to hear about OSX rollouts because they don't exist in the business world, which is where all large scale rollouts take place. Businesses usually have a homogeneous set of hardware deployed, so if Vista doesn't work on one machine, it's a good bet it won't work on most of them, and thus those kinds of stories make headlines.

This isn't about consumers, this is targeting large scale licensees.

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