Dell jacks up the price of Windows XP

Dell has been offering Windows XP as an alternative to Vista for a while, but the price just took a jump. Instead of a modest fee, consumers now need to pay $150 for the older operating system. Thankfully though, this option is now available on some Inspiron systems instead of Dell’s previous practice of only offering OS choices on its business systems. Either Dell decided to cash in on Vista-hating or the computer firm is finally ready to move away from the nearly eight-year old operating system.