Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter 'Moments'To Highlight Best Tweets
Hololens, New Lumia Smartphones, Band, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Shined At Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices Event
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
EU Court Says EU-US Data Transfer Pact Is Invalid
New Roku 4 Streaming Player Supports 4K Resolution
Sharp Showcases RoboHon Mobile Robot At Ceatec
Skyworks to Buy PMC-Sierra for $2 Billion in Cash
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Low-cos...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, April 04, 2008
Low-cost Computers Get XP Until 2010

Microsoft said Thursday it will keep selling a version of Windows XP for use on the low-cost computers for at least two years longer than the system will be available for mainstream PCs.

The software maker said Windows XP Home will be available at least through June 2010 for computers like Intel's Classmate PC and Asus's Eee PC. But Microsoft also vowed to keep XP on the market for those machines for a year after the next version of Windows is released, which could mean 2011 or later.

The low-cost machines have smaller hard drives, less memory and slower processors than most Windows computers sold today, and most would have a hard time running the bulkier Windows Vista.

The Classmate PC is currently marketed with Windows XP Professional, and the newest editions sell for between $300 and $500. The Eee PC, which costs around $400, comes with a Linux operating system, although XP versions are expeted to be available very soon.

A full version of XP Home will be able to run on most computers in this category, but Microsoft said hardware still varies widely. The $188 XO laptop from the One Laptop per Child organization, for example, is too weak to run a standard version of XP. Microsoft is customizing a version of XP for that machine.

Microsoft had planned to stop selling most versions of XP at the end of June 2008, with exceptions for small computer-building shops and PCs sold in developing countries.

But surprising demand in developed countries for what it calls ultra-low-cost personal computers prompted Redmond-based Microsoft to extend that deadline.

Microsoft is grappling with how to serve a broader range of PC configurations than Vista does as it designs the next operating system, currently referred to as Windows 7 and set for launch in 2010.

Optical Media Threatened by Movie Download Services        All News        MySpace Launches Online Music Service
Super-Resolution Technology Makes Film-Industry Debut     General Computing News      MySpace Launches Online Music Service

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Hololens, New Lumia Smartphones, Band, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Shined At Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices Event
What To Expect From Windows 10 Event on Tuesday
Microsoft Buys Havok
Microsoft Works On A Laptop Battery System That Adapts To Your Habits To Last Longer
Microsoft Expands Licensing Agreements With Asus, I-O Data
Google, Microsoft Resolve Global Patent Fight
Microsoft Changes Its Financial Reporting Structure
We Don't Collect Advertising Data: Microsoft
New Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, Lumia 550 To Feature Iris Recognition
Microsoft Partners With Baidu To Help Windows 10 Expansion In China
New Surface Tablet, Lumia Phones Expected To Launch In October 6 Event
Microsoft and Dell Partner to Deliver Windows 10 devices And Support to the Enterprise

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .