Dell reintroduces XP on home PC selection

Written by Joe Martin

April 24, 2007 // 11:33 a.m.

Tags: #bill-gates #dimension #dos #home #ideastorm #inspiron #notebook #vista #windows #xp #xps

Companies: #china #dell #microsoft

It doesn't look like it's been going well for Windows Vista so far, not only has it suffered from poor sales in China, but it now appears that XP is the preferred OS for the majority of Dell PC customers.

At the end of March there were only two home PC models sold by Dell that still came with Windows XP pre-installed, the vast majority of home PCs and notebooks having made the switch to Windows Vista.

However Dell's Ideastorm website, designed as a method for customers to give feedback, was soon flooded with over 11,000 votes for Dell to once more offer XP on home PCs and notebooks.

The company promptly responded, announcing on their website that;

""We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our Dell consumer PC offerings,"

Dell now offers a selection of six home PCs that come with XP Home or Professional pre-installed and the move has been widely praised by users who prefer Windows XP.

Previously over 100,000 people voted for desktop and notebook PCs with Linux OS preinstalled and Dell was quick to respond in a similar manner.

Given the choice, would you choose Windows XP, Windows Vista or Linux for your Dell? Cast your vote in our Forum.
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