RE: Keep XP fresh till Windows 7 (Was: Is Vista "there" yet?)

Subject: RE: Keep XP fresh till Windows 7 (Was: Is Vista "there" yet?)
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 14:49:39 -0400

I'm trying to persuade myself that I need a new laptop instead of a new
bicycle (same price range... :-), so I peruse the electronics stores
In the past month or two, all mention of Windows Vista seems to have
evaporated from the ads.

Either they don't mention the OS, or they say XP. This contrasts with
the blurbs for Vista-ready and then "with Vista Home edition - update to
Vista Premium for.... dollars" that predominated last year and early
this year.
I don't see any panic-purchase-inducing notes about XP becoming
hard-to-get in the near future.

Of course, I also note that the "consumer" laptops mostly all specify
"Centrino T5550", so I'll be looking to Eurocom instead of BestBuy... As
mentioned in another post, the preferred vendor offers flavors of XP
only. No mention of Vista.



> -----Original Message-----
> From:
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>] On Behalf Of Stuart Burnfield
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 10:27
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Keep XP fresh till Windows 7 (Was: Is Vista "there" yet?)
> Interesting thread. The Windows Secrets newsletter has two recent and
> very relevant articles on this topic. See:
> Keep XP fresh until Windows 7 arrives:
> "...XP keeps on going and going - and if you follow some simple
> guidelines, the OS will keep running in top condition until Vista's
> successor is ready in 2010."
> Get yourself an XP system while you still can:
> "When you buy a new computer, participating companies may (a) include
> copy of XP in the box, (b) include a special "downgrade disk," ... or
> (c) make you buy XP through a completely separate ordering process...
> For the moment, however, you do still have some options if you want XP
> instead of Vista. You can buy a computer with XP preinstalled or make
> sure that a Vista computer you buy comes with an XP downgrade disk."

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