How desperate are people not to get Vista? Dell thinks they are very desperate. People buying already razor-thin-margined Dell computers are now being charged $150 to downgrade to Windows XP (that’s 1/2 the cost of some of their more popular machines). That is up from $50 that was charged last month. Perhaps it is one of their best selling "features".
Maybe its time to offer all of their machines with a no OS configuration, surely most people are upgrading from an old XP machine and can just transfer the license. (OEM licenses don’t transfer.
No wonder used XP machines are selling so well.