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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Rayz
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2006-06-24

>> 1. Dropping Windows Vista as a flop. <<

After six months Vista is already running on more desktops that Linux has managed in ten years.

Yup, if only Linux could 'flop' like that then we might actually see some competition ...

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

And where do you get these figures from ?
Did you magically pluck them from your head ?

Vista might indeed be sold on a lot of new machines, but can anyone here tell me exactly how many people (who are IT savvy), actually run Vista ?

I know 1
I know 2 others that use it as it came with the new PCs and they do not know how to change.

Everyone else removed it and reverted back to XP

I have also noticed an increase in the amount of people asking for install discs for Ubuntu or LinuxMint.

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