[News] [Rival] Windows Vista Users (Victims) Must Pay Extra to Upgrade to XP - Linux

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  1. [News] [Rival] Windows Vista Users (Victims) Must Pay Extra to Upgrade to XP

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    Top OEMs to sell XP PCs down to the wire

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    | A clause in Microsoft's guidelines lets computer makers install Windows XP
    | Professional -- but not the more common and less expensive Windows XP Home --
    | on new PCs at a customer's request when those machines are ordered with
    | Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate.
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    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...intsrc=hm_list


    Recent:

    Vista's so bad no one steals it

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    | The company said it filed lawsuits against 21 resellers in 14 states. The
    | lawsuits allege that defendants sold copies of Windows XP and Microsoft
    | Office that didn't have unique product keys.
    |
    | [...]
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    | None of the resellers were accused of having stolen copies of Windows Vista.
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    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...sta-bad-steals


    Microsoft sees slide in profits

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm


    Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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    | Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
    | by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.
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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1210...googlenews_wsj


    Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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    | Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
    | market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
    | doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
    | maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
    | forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
    | revenue significantly."
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    http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_9061263
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  2. Re: [News] [Rival] Windows Vista Users (Victims) Must Pay Extra to Upgrade to XP

    "Roy Schestowitz" schreef in bericht
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    > Top OEMs to sell XP PCs down to the wire


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