According to a recent item in The Register, Microsoft is giving the green light for computer makers to continue selling Vista machines with the the option to “downgrade” (I’d call it an upgrade myself) to Windows XP.  Given how almost militant Microsoft has been about pushing vista I’m surprised a move like this doesn’t make ’em break out in Plantar Fasciitis (or at least a drenching nervous sweat)

OEM computer makers can now offer deals like that until January 31, 2009 as opposed to the July 31, 2009 that this announcement would extend it to.  The downside of this is that according to slashdot, niether Microsoft or any OEM has said anything to confirm or deny the statement so it has to remain classed as a rumor for now.

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