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Redmond To Make It Easier To Ditch Vista

Since nobody seems to actually want Vista, Microsoft has finally set in place a plan to make it easier to ditch the forlorn operating system. Specifically, Redmond is going to greatly simplify the process partners will have to go through in order to downgrade their customers from Vista back to good ol' XP.

By the way, the story linked raises a good question: How much of the Vista sales Microsoft loves so much to tout is really just customers buying Vista and then downgrading to XP? Possibly a lot, we'd say.

Posted by Lee Pender on 07/02/2007 at 1:21 PM


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