Dell 'Windows Vista Bonus' is a PC with Windows XP instead
According to Microsoft, Windows XP died on June 30th when it stopped sending it to the likes of Dell and HP, as well as ceasing shrink-wrapped distribution. According to Dell, new buyers can have a Windows Vista Bonus: a machine with a copy of Windows XP pre-installed instead...In what has to go down as one of the most bizarre bits of sales and marketing involving the Microsoft Windows OS in recent years, Dell has announced the availability of a special offer for those business customers who are not quite ready to say goodbye to XP just yet. Microsoft has been quite clear that June 30th was the official 'end of sales' as far as Windows XP is concerned. It does admit, however, that "Windows XP isn't going to disappear overnight. You may still see copies of the software or computers pre-loaded with it for months as stores and PC makers work through their inventory."
The whole story is at ITWire.com.