When Microsoft released Vista, a lot of people wanted it to be a welcome change. The unfortunate aspect of it is that it is so different and did not work with a LOT of existing printers, cameras, and other attachable devices, that it became a blunder. Soon after the release, they announced a stop date to selling Windows XP and most places like Best Buy, Circuit City and others began selling ONLY Windows Vista loaded machines. Businesses began to complain about this since they had many other ‘new’ considerations which would be very costly.
Microsoft decided to not kill off XP as quickly as they once hoped because the pressure they received from their bigger customers – like Dell. So Microsoft recently emphasized the June 30 end of manufacturing date, when suddenly:
HP, Lenovo join Dell in extending Windows XP by ZDNet‘s John Morris — Rumors of Windows XP’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. I wrote about Dell’s downgrade program in a post earlier this week. Now HP and Lenovo also plan to offer Windows XP to business customers after Microsoft’s official cut-off date of June 30.