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[5]: Vista has been a disaster
by polaris20 on Fri 29th Jun 2007 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Vista has been a disaster"
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"is a dual core with a gig of RAM and a Nvidia graphics card low end?"

Being that vague? Yes. Yes it very well may be low end.

very slow...


These components will make for a very very disappointing PC experience, even for email/internet/documents

Not on XP and Ubuntu, they won't. I run an Athlon 2500+ with a gig of RAM, and use it for video and audio editing. Runs great on XP, and also Ubuntu Studio.

Don't forget XP came out when 600-700Mhz was the norm, and a gig of RAM was reserved for "power users", and that's if the system even supported it. I've got a Dell 933Mhz PIII that only supports 512MB. XP runs great on that too, and use that one as my PVR.

While I see what you're getting at, I must still say that Vista's hardware requirements show how bloated it is as an OS.

Edited 2007-06-29 20:03

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