XP's Death: Slightly Exaggerated -- Again

From PC World: Windows XP has risen from the dead more times than Bela Lugosi. And it just happened again.

Microsoft has quietly informed system makers that, if they place their orders before January 31, 2009, they can get XP delivered through the end of May. It's what they call a "flexible inventory program," according to ChannelWeb. I call it Microsoft desperately trying to cover its assets with both hands.

I planned to write this in my year-end 2009 predictions post, which I presciently composed last week (it will appear on New Years Eve) but not-so-presciently forgot. So here it is now: XP will stay undead -- more or less -- until Windows 7 launches and takes hold. Current rumors place that blessed event occurring some time in October 2009.

Vista, what Vista? Was there ever an OS called Vista? Or was it all just a bad dream?

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