Dell release final XP equipped systems
Dell said that the June 18 date has been put in place to meet Microsoft?s June 30 last-day-to-ship OEM Windows XP deadline. After June 18, buyers of certain products can still get Windows XP via detour: Dell will be offering a downgrade service to Windows XP Professional for customers who are purchasing the desktop XPS 630 and 720 H2C or the notebook M1730. However, buyers will need to purchase Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate to be eligible for the downgrade.
Dell currently offers eleven different Latitude and Precision notebooks as well as ten desktops with Windows XP for business users and corporate customers. The June 18 deadline also applies to the business segment and while Dell pitches Vista heavily, the company offers its corporate customers ?downgrade rights? that are included with a purchase of Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate licenses. The manufacturer said that it ?has the ability to exercise ?Windows Vista downgrade rights? on your behalf in the factory if your business is still reliant upon Windows XP and you?d prefer to have Windows XP Professional preinstalled on your PCs.?