So now we know that Microsoft is pushing out the release version of the latest in the operating system line-up, Windows 7, starting this week on the 30th April [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4283.html"]according to official sources[/URL]. However, we also know from various news reports that many existing Windows users are not exactly head over heels in love with the thought of Windows 7 and many have said they [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4236.html"]will not be upgrading[/URL] for at least a year. Indeed, with software compatibility and the cost of implementation being cited as major reasons why people may not bother with Windows 7 for some time, and …

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Dell is taking the netbook market by the horns, it would seem. First it [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/23391/1231/"]refuses[/URL] to accept that the Psion netbook trademark is a valid one, and now it bucks the market trend for not being able to sell Linux powered netbooks. While the netbook market [URL="http://www.happynews.com/news/2242009/netbooks%20xp%20windows%20later.htm"]seems[/URL] to be moving away from Linux and selling more Windows XP powered machines than anything else, dell is happy to be bucking the trend. Well kind of. Two thirds of the Mini 9 netbooks it has sold have shipped with Windows XP Home, but that has not stopped Dell from shouting from the …

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That’s it. I’ve had enough. Today I draw a line in the sand with me and Windows XP on one side and Microsoft and any of its new operating systems—including Vista—on the other, for ever more. What got me started on this—the reason for this pledge—is simple: Yesterday Microsoft said again (but I believe it this time,) that [URL=http://www.palestineherald.com/opinion/local_story_164020405.html?keyword=topstory]it will stop selling Windows XP in January, 2009[/URL]. [i]WHAT[/i]? Why on Earth would a company discontinue its most stable release yet? Simple. Because it wants to sell more copies of Vista, which in my (admittedly inexperienced but reasonably well-read) opinion is …

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The End.