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No Vista, Please

Posted By On April 27, 2007 @ 2:16 PM In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Q:
I’m thinking about buying a new computer, but I really don’t want to have Vista as my operating system. Is there any place I can get one with XP on it? Please help!

A:
That’s a very interesting question. With all the hype about the new operating system of Windows Vista, I think a lot of computer companies have forgotten that not everyone wants it. It’s plain and simple, some people just don’t want the change and there’s nothing wrong with that. So, what’s happening is that some people are holding off to buy a new computer because they don’t want to have to deal with all the “newness” that comes along with Vista.

So, if you’re one of those people (like the person who asked today’s question), what can you do? Well, fortunately, there are a few companies who have gone back to offering XP on some of their computer systems, with one of the major ones being Dell. (Yes, it might be a little hard to believe, but I did say Dell!)

Like most of the other computer manufacturers out there, Dell switched completely over to Vista when it first came out. But, from the time between January (when Vista was launched) and now, they have come to realize that a lot of their customers prefer XP and want it back. One of Dell’s main selling points is that they always want user feedback and they want their customers to help with product ideas. So, keeping with that routine, they have listened to their buyers and they’re bringing XP back.

As I said before, it seems like XP just sort of disappeared once Vista made its debut, but actually, XP wasn’t completely impossible to find. Like Dell, a few other companies are still selling XP on some of their computers. Hewlett-Packard has continued to offer XP on some of their machines, with most of them being aimed at small businesses. CompUSA still has some XP computers left in their retail stores as well. Another company called Lenovo is also keeping XP on many of their systems.

Now, as for Dell, they will be putting XP (both Home and Professional) back on four of their Inspiron laptop models and on two of their Dimension desktop models. So, basically, XP is now back up for grabs for both home and office users. That’s wonderful news, don’t you think?!

Some people say this might be a big mistake for Dell to do, because there still seems to be a great demand for Windows Vista, but if you’re an XP lover, who cares?! There will still be plenty of Vista computers available too, so why not make everyone happy, right?! At least that’s what I like to say!

So, if you’re in the market for a new computer with Windows XP on it, you may want to check with Dell first or if you prefer Hewlett-Packard or CompUSA more, give them a try. Either way you look at it, it’s nice to know that the options for consumers have opened back up. We no longer have to worry about being booted out by Vista when what we really want is XP. I hope this makes you as happy as I am!

~ Erin


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