by the arrival on the scene of small-footprint laptops like the Asus EeePC. They are selling by the million, and don't have the horsepower to run Vista, so if Windows XP wasn't an option everyone would have to run Linux on them. It's a market sector that has a lot of growth potential over the next couple of years.
Only a fool would turn his/her corporate back on an extra revenue stream like that.
it's given Microsoft the option to climb down more or less gracefully. Although I'm not a big fan of Vista, I do think people are holding out too much hope for Windows 7 being radically different, I'm expecting it to be a tweaked Vista.
I signed up with British Gas on the assumption prices would go up but my prices have stayed the same.
I never liked the look of Vista and spokeout, got chastised by all and sundry because I couldn't afford to buy something that wouldn't improve my type of computing and seemed to be a backward step. Long live XP as Windows 7 unless of couse you get a freebie will be no better.