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  1. [News] [Rival] World Runs Away from Vista, Microsoft Gives Up the Fight

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    Dell touts Windows XP to 2009 - and 'likely longer'

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    | The official June 30 cut-off date for Windows XP is getting even fuzzier,
    | with Dell vowing to sell PCs running the operating system until "at least
    | 2009".
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06...cond_reprieve/

    Buy Windows XP, Get Vista Free

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    | Steve Ballmer seems to be recognising at last the reality of Windows Vista:
    | that few are buying it. Here's his latest wheeze to try to get the installed
    | base up: give it away
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    http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...14&entryid=888


    Recent:

    Microsoft's Ballmer Touts Vista-To-XP Downgrade Program

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    | Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a unique sales pitch for the company's
    | Windows Vista operating system -- if you don't like it, you can turn it into
    | Windows XP.
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    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=208402056
    http://tinyurl.com/4auybc


    Windows exec Poole leaving Microsoft (Update)

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    | Microsoft senior vice president Will Poole, a longtime Windows executive, is
    | retiring from the company, according to a report by ZDNet blogger Mary Jo
    | Foley this afternoon. No confirmation from Microsoft yet. Â*
    |
    | Poole would be the latest executive to leave the company since Windows
    | Vista's launch. Others include Rob Short and Michael Sievert. Â*
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    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/m...asp?source=rss


    Microsoft's Vista Blogger Quits As Redmond Exodus Builds

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    | White did not provide a reason for his decision. To be sure, his position
    | could not have been an easy one. White's posts often elicited hundreds of
    | responses from Vista users complaining about the operating system's numerous
    | glitches and quirks.
    |
    | His departure also raises questions about Microsoft's ability to retain
    | talent in the Web 2.0 world.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Earlier this year, Microsoft Business Division president Jeff Raikes said he
    | would retire in September, to be replaced by former Juniper Networks chief
    | operating officer Stephen Elop.
    |
    | Microsoft's merger and acquisitions chief Bruce Jaffe stepped down at the end
    | of February.
    |
    | To boot, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will give up full-time duties at the
    | company in July.
    |
    | The departures highlight one of Microsoft's biggest challenges as a mature
    | company: attracting and retaining Silicon Valley's top talent. In its early
    | days, Microsoft could entice recruits with an entrepreneurial environment and
    | stock options that eventually turned secretaries into millionaires.
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    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...on=All+Stories


    Related:

    Vista marketing chief to bid Microsoft adieu

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    | Michael Sievert, Corporate Vice President for Windows Product Marketing, is
    | moving on, according to multiple sources of mine.
    |
    | It’s hard to make the case that Sievert, who was responsible for the
    | worldwide introduction of Windows Vista, isn’t being pushed for the
    | less-than-enthusiastic public perception of Microsoft’s latest version of
    | Windows. Even though Microsoft has moved 100-million-plus copies of Vista,
    | many consumers and businesses still consider the new release buggy, sluggish
    | and incompatible with existing software and drivers.
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    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1158
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  2. Re: [News] [Rival] World Runs Away from Vista, Microsoft Gives Up the Fight

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