This continuing kerfuffle illustrates the tough time that Microsoft is having surrounding operating systems. Windows Vista is largely considered a bust, but even upgrades to the largely lauded Windows 7 will cause headaches for companies of all sizes.
Our friend Gene Marks is now calling Windows 7: Another Reason to Dread the Holidays.
Oh, and that April 2010 date isn't set in stone. Microsoft reserves the right to end the downgrades upon release of the first Windows 7 service pack, whenever and if ever that occurs. In the past, the company has seldom waited 18 months to release a service pack for a new OS, but since Windows 7 is so closely tied to Vista, that pattern may not hold true in this case.
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