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Dell XP Backtrack Not as Bad as It Seems

Late last week, news broke that Dell was once again offering XP to home users wary of Vista.

Offering old OSes is old news for the corporate market which upgrades far more slowly than power users, gamers and your run-of-the-mill teen. But critics have come out of the woodwork, arguing that the Dell move means that Vista has entirely stalled. I don't think that's true at all.

I'm sure there are some consumers that actually do prefer XP to Vista, but my guess is that the real demand for XP from Dell is one-off corporate purchases where a home/consumer PC is cheap and easy to buy.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 23, 2007


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