On June 30, Microsoft is scheduled to pull the OEM distribution plug on Windows XP. In 30 days. That’s all before the older operating system largely disappears from new PCs.
The “largely” qualifier is because downgrade rights will still be available to some customers, and system builders can ship PCs with XP through January 2009.
The next 30 days are crucial for anyone still wanting to easily obtain Windows XP on new PCs. But why wait? Why not try Vista, and only Vista, for the next 30 days?
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock pioneered the 30-days concept in the movie “Supersize Me,” where he only ate McDonalds food for, you guessed it, 30 days. The concept continues in the FX series “30 Days.” I don’t believe that Morgan has done a 30-day stretch with Windows Vista, but maybe he should.