What you should know about JUNE 30TH, 2008.
Microsoft will stop retail sales of the popular and stable Windows XP operating system on June 30th. You may have already heard about Vista difficulties and the more expensive hardware requirements compared to Windows XP. I have had several clients ask me if there is any way they can find a new computer with XP pre-installed instead of Vista. Yes you can – if you buy your new systems online. Dell, Toshiba, Sony, HP/Compaq, and Lenovo (was IBM) business class machine are available online with XP pre-installed. However, traditional retailers are unlikely to have XP computers available.
Buying Vista is not horrible, it just takes more effort to get things back to normal after adding a new Vista computer. A little preparation and a lot of patience is what you need if you decide to start moving to Vista this year.