Microsoft Partners applaud Windows XP 'Reprieve'

Microsoft solution providers say the company's decision to make it easier for distributors to keep Windows XP in stock after the Jan. 31, 2009, deadline is a channel-friendly move that will allow them to continue keeping their customers happy. Distributors love the program because it lets them avoid sitting on a mountain of XP inventory […]

Microsoft solution providers say the company's decision to make it easier for distributors to keep Windows XP in stock after the Jan. 31, 2009, deadline is a channel-friendly move that will allow them to continue keeping their customers happy. Distributors love the program because it lets them avoid sitting on a mountain of XP inventory for months, which is the scenario many envisioned would unfold after the Jan. 31 deadline for system builders to sell PCs with XP pre-installed.

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