Dell, meanwhile, has a slightly different take on the whole XP is dead business. Indeed, according to an official Dell Channel Blog posting entitled 'XP, down for the count?' XP is far from dead.
XP has certainly had a good run, better than most Operating Systems considering it has been shipping since 2001 to date. Dell seems to think that it still has plenty of life in it yet, no matter what Microsoft is saying.
"Is there an option for those business users who aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to XP?" asks Dell Channel Liaison, Michael Bukowski. He quickly answers his own question with a yes. Well, two actually.
The first is that for channel customers using the Custom Factory Integration process, XP remains available as an image to roll out on new systems.
The second option is far more intriguing: the Windows Vista Bonus that comes with a sting in the tail. Read on to find out what it is...