Microsoft has announced it will stop selling windows XP for new PC's beginning June 30, 2008. The decision has sparked some controversy, and a petition, among loyal XP users who prefer it over the company's new operating software, Vista. The article states that many chief technology officers and IT managers found "no compelling reason" to switch. Stating that the amount of money this is needed to be spent on new hardware and training to support the new interface is not worth what added features Vista has to offer.
Given Microsoft's market power; it only makes good business sense for the company to make this move. As current user's PC's age and they shop for a new replacement, they will have little choice but to buy a new PC with the more costly Vista OS. Microsoft is only doing what any business with market power would do. I say, let them go for it.