MS pushed to keep XP for more netbooks
Microsoft has backed off some of its restrictions on Windows XP to allow netbooks with larger hard drives to support the older operating system, according to claims from companies in the business. Although the Redmond, Washington-based software firm has so far insisted that systems with hard drives larger than 80GB carry Windows Vista in a bid to drive companies to the newer operating system, it has now allegedly doubled that limit to 160GB, expanding the types of PCs that qualify for the older software.
The shift removes pressure on companies jumping into the expanding netbook field, many of which have been forced to use Windows Vista for some systems in order to get both Windows and added storage.
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