XP arrives this Friday
Windows XP could be ready in its final version by Friday and on that day it will be shipped to PC manufacturers who will begin to pre-install it on the machines they will send to the stores.The news that would mean a substantial advance compared to the release forecasts set in mid-September, transpires directly from the headquarters in Redmond. The top manager of the company, Steve Ballmer, in fact, during an event held in Brazil, explicitly mentioned at the end of this week as the likely date of sending the Golden Master version to the OEMs. Numerous PC manufacturers confirm, claiming that they are expecting the delivery of the Golden Master version for Friday.In recent days, numerous sources have claimed that all of Microsoft's efforts in the last few weeks have been aimed precisely at speeding up the finishing work on XP fearing that the Justice Department might decide to ask for a block on the broadcast. XP in fact at the center of numerous controversies by consumer associations and groups of citizens who ask that it not be placed on the market before the final pronouncement by the district court that is about to re-examine the remedies to be applied to prevent Microsoft to illegally exercise its monopoly once again.XP, defined as the most significant upgrade of Os in Redmond since the presentation of Win95, will be marketed in shops starting from 25 October. The hope of PC manufacturers that system demands, much higher than those of Win98, can stimulate sales of new hardware.