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[6]: easy button
by jayson.knight on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: easy button"
jayson.knight
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Why should hardware vendors be forced to pay for Microsoft's business decisions?"

Are you saying that Microsoft should write their drivers for them? That makes zero sense.

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RE[7]: easy button
by stestagg on Sat 30th Jun 2007 18:50 in reply to "RE[6]: easy button"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

I didn't say that.

However, Microsoft has changed the driver model, and now all the shills are whining that 3rd party vendors aren't shelling out lots of money to adapt to Microsoft's changing attitudes to drivers.

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