From the 30th June, large PC builders will no longer be able to ship copies of Windows XP with their PCs - and will instead have to ship Windows Vista (if they want a Microsoft OS anyway!):\n \n[QUOTE]As of 30 June, large PC makers will no longer be able to sell Windows XP-based PCs, at least on mainstream notebooks and desktops. Retailers will also have only until their current supply is exhausted to sell boxed copies of the operating system.\n \nDespite a brief 'Save XP' movement (and continued criticism of Windows Vista from many corners), it appears Microsoft is not going to change the deadline, which is now just two weeks away. Although XP will disappear as an option for most computer buyers, the operating system will live on in several key ways.\n \nXP will be available on PCs from smaller computer makers known as 'system builders' until 31 January, 2009. It will be available for so-called ultra-low-cost-PCs until 30 June, 2010. The low-end Windows XP Starter Edition will continue to be available in emerging markets until 30 June, 2010.[/QUOTE]\n \nRead the rest of the article at [URL="http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39435428,00.htm"]ZDNet[/URL].