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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 Domicinator on 4/24/2007 4:59:35 PM , Rating: 1
1. If you hate UAC that much, it's very easily turned off. Just don't expect it to be any more secure than XP afterwards.

2. Vista runs just as well for me as XP did, and I play a lot of games and have a very wide spectrum of software that runs on Vista just fine. And believe me, it's not stuff that was optimized for Vista.

So I guess I'm an MS employee too then. I've had a terrific experience with Vista and I've been using it since launch. Now that the Nvidia drivers are pretty well straightened out and some patches have been released, things are running better than ever.


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