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Dell's Dimension E521 along with a few other models bring back Windows XP
Dell will once again offer XP on home PC and notebook models

Dell will again offer the Windows XP operating system due to high customer demand on the company's community feedback forum, IdeaStorm.  Dell, like most major PC manufacturers stopped selling Windows XP licenses with its PCs after the launch of Windows Vista.

By the end of March 2007, Dell only offered two computer models that home users could order with XP preinstalled rather than Vista -- many business PCs and notebooks still came with XP as an option.

Dell's IdeaStorm web site launched as a platform for consumers to be able to tell Dell what they want to see from the company in the future.  More than 11,000 votes flooded in demanding that Dell offer XP on home products again.

"We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our Dell consumer PC offerings," the company blogged on IdeaStorm.

Customers can now choose between XP Home or Professional on six models -- Dell Inspiron 1405, 1705, 1505, 1501; Dell Dimensions E520 and Dell E521.

Dell's IdeaStorm is also responsible for Dell's stance to bring Linux to its PCs and notebooks.

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why hate vista
By sprockkets on 4/24/2007 8:46:09 AM , Rating: 1
More DRM, changed default folders, requires more resources but for new computers that is ok, less battery life on laptops, again changed things around for the sake of change, and of course for the time being, poor driver support.

People have a hard enough time with XP, and then for those people they have to learn everything all over again.

Yes, there are advantages to using it. I'll wait at least till next year when drivers become more commonplace. Or at least 64 bit drivers are as common or more supported than 32 bit.

RE: why hate vista
By JLL55 on 4/24/2007 9:21:28 AM , Rating: 2
Actually it has been shown to increase battery life on laptops not decrease. Everything else I agree on!

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