Microsoft Places Restrictions on Continued Sale of Windows XP Home

by admin May 12, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Microsoft’s restrictions for Windows XP on ULPCs gets leaked.

In early April, Microsoft made a lot of OEM and consumers happy with the announcement that Windows XP Home would live on in ultra-low-cost PCs (ULPCs) until June 30, 2010. The rise of such low-cost machines as the ASUS Eee PC — which primarily runs on a Linux-based operating system — led to Microsoft’s decision to offer Windows XP to OEMs past the already established June 30, 2009 cutoff date.

At the time of the announcement, the only restriction seemingly placed on the reprieve for Windows XP Home seemed to be that the operating system could only be sold on ULPCs. IDG News, however, came into possession of an internal document to OEMs which detail the full extent of the restrictions.

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