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Ballmer sympathetic to keeping XP


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But no promises


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CEO Steve Ballmer has acknowledged the still-strong demand for Windows XP.

While he stopped short of saying that Microsoft will extend the June 30 deadline for OEM sales of Windows XP, he did say that Microsoft has a large number of users on both Vista and XP.

While this was the case, Microsoft will be sensitive, and we will listen, and we will hear that. He said he was going to continue to get feedback from people on how long XP should be available. "We've got some opinions on that," he said.

Ballmer said that Vista was "a work in progress," and admitted that Microsoft waited too long to release Vista after rolling out XP in 2001.

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Last modified on 21 April 2008
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