Monday, December 22, 2008

Microsoft Breathes More Life Into Windows XP

Microsoft has once again extended the Windows XP lifecycle extending the date by which PC makers can obtain Windows XP Professional licenses from January 31, 2009 to May 30, 2009.

"Microsoft is making accommodation through a flexible inventory program that will allow distributors to place their final orders by January 31, 2009; and take delivery against those orders through May 30, 2009," according to a Microsoft spokesman. "This is not an extension of sales."

Originally Microsoft said it would stop shipments of Windows XP on January 31st. Which meant distributors would have to stockpile licenses. Under the new program they will have until the end of May to actually take delivery of, and pay for, the licenses.

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