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Windows XP on netbooks will be avialble after Windows 7’s release

Microsoft plans to continue offering Windows XP to hardware vendors for use on netbook PCs for a year after the upcoming release of Windows 7 as of now RC1. “OEMs that are using Windows XP on netbooks will have the ability to install Windows XP for one year — 12 months — after Windows 7 general availability,” Mike Nash said. The continued availability of XP during the transition period after Windows 7’s release could reassure netbook users who have avoided upgrading to Windows Vista and may be wary of immediately installing the new operating system, in part because of Microsoft’s plan to offer it for netbooks in a Starter Edition that will only be able to run three applications at a time.

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