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XP life extended for desktops, or 'nettops', cheaper PC's
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Microsoft has announced that it willofficially extend Windows XP for nettops – ultralow-cost desktop PCssuch as Asus’ forthcoming EBox.
The Redmond company has already extended the life of XP for low-costsub-notebooks such as the Eee PC and the deluge of similar style smallform factor laptops that are arriving from the major manufacturers.
That extension has now been rolled out to desktops – albeit low specced, low cost ones.
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“The marketplace for this emerging class of computers has expanded,and Microsoft and its partners are now seeing interest in these devicesin developed markets as well, especially as companion devices inmulti-PC households. As demand for this new category has grown, bothcustomers and partners have expressed their strong preference thatWindows be the operating system on these devices,” read Microsoft’sstatement.
Although the release does not actually mention XP – it does refer tothe extension that was made in April to XP, so it seems the logicalassumption.
“Customers and partners have made it clear to us that they wantWindows on their netbooks and nettops,” said Steven Guggenheimer,corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)Division at Microsoft. “We are committed to providing Windows solutionsfor these devices, helping to ensure a high-quality experience for bothour partners and customers.”
The list of companies collaborating with the project includes AcerInc., ASUSTek Computer Inc., BenQ Corp., Dell Inc., First InternationalComputer Inc., Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd., HP, Inventec Corp.,Lenovo, Medion AG, Micro-Star International Co., Positivo Informatica,Pegatron Corp., Quanta Computer Inc. and Wistron Corp.

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