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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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RE: Serves MS right
By SavagePotato on 4/24/2007 9:59:31 AM , Rating: 2
Buisnesses will change naturaly as they always have. When their hardware dies. I may be wrong but I beleive I read that XP will be supported till 2011. That timeline would fall in perfectly with how long 98 was supported.

Many of the buisnesses albeit smaller ones that we deal with are still running 98. Buisnesses have a way of leaving something in place as long as humanly possible as long as it's working and not too excruciating to use.

Vista isn't going to go anywhere, there was the same debates and pontification about XP and even 2000 when it came out. Change is inevitable, and it is good.


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