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Microsoft Will Acknowledge Failure of Vista, Extend Life of XP

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Microsoft will indefinitely extend the life of Windows XP, acknowledging the failure of Windows Vista, which will require another generation of hardware (and another $5 billion in R&D) to finally look good three years from now.
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This depends on Gates and Ballmer agreeing to go out on a failure. I would expect that since they are planning to exit stage left soon anyway, the decision will be up to the lucky inheritor.

Gus Tarin | May 24, 2008 | 1:18AM