Apr 28, 2008

Dell to support Microsoft XP

Microsoft is set to cut off sales of Windows XP, but Dell has announced that it plans to continue offering the long-standing operating system on its computers. The Software giant made firm assertions that it has no official plans to extend the lifetime of Windows XP. Microsoft has been struggling for over a year as it tries to migrate users from XP to Windows Vista.

Dell, the successful PC maker known for its wide array of customization options, said it will offer the XP downgrade option free of charge fo its Latitude, Optiplex and Precision line of computers. These professional-grade PCs come standard with the high-end versions of Vista. Additionally, other systems including Vostro and XPS models can come with XP for a fee.