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Microsoft extends Windows XP's stay September 27, 2007 Customers, not quite ready for Vista, persuade the company to allow PC makers to keep selling XP for an additional five months.
The XP alternative for Vista PCs September 21, 2007 Microsoft is quietly telling PC makers they can offer a Windows XP "downgrade" to customers buying systems preloaded with Vista.Image: Lenovo's XP 'downgrade' program
Vista draining laptop batteries, patience May 4, 2007 Microsoft's attempt to improve power management in Windows Vista hasn't made up for the pretty but power-hungry Aero interface, causing battery life to suffer.
Spyware-killing Vista could take out rivals March 17, 2006 Updated OS has tougher tools than ever to fight sneaky programs. Some analysts think that spells trouble for anti-spyware makers. Images: Vista tackles spyware
Dell brings back XP on home systems April 19, 2007 After adding it back as an option for small businesses, direct seller offers older OS on consumer machines in response to demand.
Running the numbers on Vista September 11, 2007 Over its first six months, the latest Windows version can't hold a candle to XP. But, Office sales rock, according to NPD report.
The balance sheet on Windows Vista October 29, 2007 The OS is chugging along on strong PC sales and antipiracy efforts, but Microsoft still faces some grumbling and a long haul in corporate sales.
Vista flexes its power October 17, 2006 Large companies can save millions of dollars by using the new OS and letting their PCs go to sleep at night, Microsoft says.
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