Several customers like Tshooter and Eddy have expressed interest in Dell offering Windows XP on small business systems. In addition to offering Windows Vista, Dell has met this request and is now offering XP Home, XP Professional on Dimension E520, E521, C521, XPS 710, 710 H2C and Inspiron 1501, 640m, 6400, 9400 and XPS M1710. To order a system with XP, click on the green button that labeled, “Customize with Windows XP.”
Dell recognizes the needs of small business customers and understands that more time is needed to transition to a new operating system.The plan is to continue offering Windows XP on select Dimension and Inspiron systems until later this summer.
Dell does not have plans to launch Windows XP for home users as the preference and demand is for the “latest and greatest” technology which includes Windows Vista.
Update from Lionel: I forgot to mention to Tom that there was “Don’t Eliminate XP Just Yet” post from javaprog07 in IdeaStorm that has garnered quite a few votes.