Party's Over, Windows XP: No More on New PCs

Looking to buy a new PC with Windows XP? Two things:

  • Get with the times
  • It's too late

Alright, so maybe you prefer your new PCs with Windows XP – that's just a matter of personal preference, but Microsoft's mandated that new PCs from here on must be preloaded with something newer than an OS from 2001.

On the first birthday of Windows 7, PC makers are now no longer allowed to load Windows XP on new PCs – which in this case are mostly comprised of netbooks.

This does not affect the rules for Windows XP downgrade licenses, which will carry on until 2015, according to ZDnet.

Which version of Windows would you prefer to run on a netbook?

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  • mister g
    In other news: illegal copies of XP suddenly rose to 90%.
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  • victorintelr
    cruiseoveridePeople still use Windows?

    Ups...
    He's either being sarcastic,
    A linux user (that's good)
    Or a Steve Jobs servant/minion (screwed up)
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  • LuckyDucky7
    And maybe if Windows 7 Starter wasn't so terrible (no changing the desktop wallpaper? Come on!), we'd actually want to switch.
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  • LuckyDucky7
    And maybe if Windows 7 Starter wasn't so terrible (no changing the desktop wallpaper? Come on!), we'd actually want to switch.
    28
  • pollom
    TNX good I hate Wxp
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  • razercultmember1
    LONG LIVE 7
    22