Dell's Windows Vista Bonus programDell and HP are selling select, business computers loaded with Windows XP Professional. Customers can have Windows XP preinstalled and get a DVD to upgrade to Vista when they are ready.
You can read more about Dell and HP's downgrade program in the IT Dojo blog.
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