It’s officially official: Windows XP will go the way of the dodo on June 30. But you’ll still be able to buy it in a few places, using a loophole that allows sales to continue to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs.
Confused? Here’s the bottom line: Online retailers like Newegg.com, which made headlines discounting OEM copies of Windows Vista by as much as 50 percent as authorized distributors, say they can exercise the same loophole and continue selling Windows XP as stand-alone, OEM software after June 30. A Microsoft spokesman also confirmed that was true.