Terri has complained about her Vista machine since she bought it. It’s the computer she wants to love because it’s loaded with other great, fun tools, but Vista has given her so many fits she just can’t open her heart completely.

She’s not alone. People have been complaining even more loudly than usual about the latest operating software release from Microsoft. Even the tech folks at Intel don’t want to play with Vista. They’re opting to keep XP and skip the Vista upgrade.

Which reminds me. You can still buy an XP machine at Dell — until the end of June. After that, you can pay extra to downgrade your license. As Adam Freedman, my tech guru from Dunwoody PC explains:

The XP “Loophole” – Microsoft has told its big resellers like Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and HP, that as of June 30th, they can not sell you a computer with XP on it. Not totally true. They can sell you a computer with Vista Business and then downgrade the license to XP Professional. So, you as a consumer have to pay $100 more for this version of downgraded licensing, and Microsoft gets to tout just how successful the launch of Windows Vista can be! Disgusting…

My laptop has about six months left on it, but I don’t want to risk getting stuck with a Vista machine so I am going to log off this blog and go buy me an XP machine right now.

Read more here: Et Tu, Intel? Chip Giant Wont Embrace Microsofts Windows Vista – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

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