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  • Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:44:27 -0800

just wanted to let folks know about this

the elf
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: david whitehead 
  To: blindaccessHelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 7:45 AM
  Subject: BAH Microsoft extends XP

  Good morning all;

  thought some of you may be interested in this;

  >> >
  >>> Microsoft offers another lifeline to XP
  >>> Last Updated: Monday, December 22, 2008 | 8:53 PM ET
  >>> CBC News
  >>> Microsoft Corp. is giving Windows XP yet another reprieve, this time
  >>> allowing custom PC builders to continue to order the older operating 
  >>> system
  >>> for their computers until the end of May.
  >>> It's the latest move Microsoft has made to extend the life of XP in 
  >>> response
  >>> to resistance from both consumers and computer makers to the software
  >>> giant's Windows Vista operating system.
  >>> Windows XP was due to disappear on Jan. 30, 2008, to make way for Vista,
  >>> which had a high-profile launch in early 2007.
  >>> But Vista's unpopularity with consumers has forced Microsoft to extend 
  >>> the
  >>> life of the older operating system.
  >>> Larger PC makers, including Hewlett-Packard and Dell, had their deadline 
  >>> to
  >>> offer XP extended until June 30, 2008, though even after then consumers 
  >>> can
  >>> "downgrade" to XP at an additional cost.
  >>> The latest extension affects smaller, custom PC makers who originally 
  >>> had
  >>> until Jan. 31, 2009, to place orders for XP licences, but now have until 
  >>> May
  >>> 30 next.
  >>> Microsoft has already said it will end support for the consumer version 
  >>> of
  >>> XP in April 2009, while the company will continue to support the 
  >>> business
  >>> version of the software until 2014.
  >>> Manufacturers of smaller, lower-power laptop computers, or "netbooks," 
  >>> can
  >>> also continue to offer XP until June 30, 2010, as these computers do not
  >>> offer Vista.
  >>> Microsoft has already announced it is developing Vista's successor, 
  >>> Windows
  >>> 7, which is expected to be released as early as the end of 2009.
  >>> Windows remains the dominant operating system for computers, but in 
  >>> November
  >>> its share of the market dipped below 90 per cent for the first time,
  >>> according to an internet measurement company.
  >>> In November, 89.5 per cent of internet users who connected to websites
  >>> monitored by Net Applications Inc. used Windows as their operating 
  >>> system, a
  >>> decrease of 0.84 per cent from October.
  >>> The decline was the biggest in the past two years, the company said, and
  >>> offset a number of recent gains.
  >>> The study combined the totals from three versions of the operating 
  >>> system in
  >>> its study: Vista, XP and Windows 2000.

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