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August 11, 2008

XP still being loaded in new computers


by David Allen

It has been almost eighteen months since Windows Vista first appeared on a PC or Laptop screen and, despite there being more than 180 million sales of the operating system, there are claims that the old favourite, Windows XP, is still outselling the newer Windows Vista.

But there is a little game going on there, because although Microsoft are saying that Vista is out-selling XP as it should, after all it was officially stopped at the end of July, computer makers may not be able to sell the licence for XP, but they can sell a licence for Vista.

Therefore, what the dealers are doing is selling a Vista computer but with XP pre loaded.

This means that the users can make the choice as to whether they want to use XP or Vista.

However, on the Microsoft records this would appear as a sale for Vista with no mention of XP.

This is going to help Vista out-sell XP eventually.

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