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 04/23/2007 at 1:15 PM