Dell joins Lenovo in allowing customers to 'downgrade' to Windows XP.

Of interest from the Detroit Free Press, Dell joins Lenovo in allowing customers to 'downgrade' to Windows XP...

"Dell says that even though Microsoft will officially retire XP on June 30, it "has the ability to exercise 'Windows Vista downgrade rights' on your behalf in the factory if ... you'd prefer to have Windows XP Professional preinstalled on your PCs."

"Dell joins Lenovo, maker of the popular ThinkPad line of laptop and notebook computers, which earlier announced that it will sell XP media through Jan. 31, 2009. In both cases, customers must choose to "downgrade" to get XP."

If you purchase from Dell, for example, you can select "Vista Ultimate Bonus" or "Vista Business Bonus" to have Windows XP installed.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows XP, ULCPC, Windows.