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XP Lives to See Another Six Months

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Earlier this year, Windows XP users and PC makers were in a frenzy because Microsoft's Windows XP operating system was coming to the end of its shelf life. Users and editors at InfoWorld even launched a petition drive in an attempt to change the minds of those in Redmond.

 

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed the company would listen to users, but there was no indication at the time that support for the popular operating system would be extended for long.

 

Until this week. As we reported yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will allow OEMs to provide XP Professional "downgrade" disks to customers purchasing Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows Vista Business until July 31, 2009.

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