Though the clock keeps ticking toward the June 30 deadline when Windows XP will no longer be sold, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking from Belgium, offered a glimmer of hope that the operating system might live on, according to an Associated Press story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Though he said most people who buy PCs now buy them with Vista, he added:
If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter.
Despite Ballmer's comments, a Microsoft spokeswoman said there are no plans to extend the life of XP, reports PCWorld.com. Meanwhile, InfoWorld reports Dell has come up with a deal to sell XP in PCs beyond the June 30 cutoff.