Customers to Dell: "We want XP"

The Vista launch hasn't exactly been the greatest. Yes, many people have upgraded (myself included), but there are still many people that don't want to make the switch (again, I'm guilty). It seems that so many people want to stick with XP that Dell has begun to offer Windows XP as on option again on several of their systems

Dell has been listening to customers a lot more lately, first they heard the cry of the public to sell PCs with Linux, now their customers have been asking to purchase PCs with Windows XP instead of Vista. Again, Dell has complied. The statement from Dell was this: "We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our Dell consumer PC offerings."

You have to wonder what Microsoft is thinking right now. They just announced that as of January 1 they will no longer offer Windows XP to OEM providers. Will they listen to the masses as well? Or at the end of the year will they turn their back on everyone that doesn't want Vista on their new machine?

Dell brings back XP on home systems [via cnet]