Many of the tier one PC manufacturers and retail outlets will be discontinuing their offerings of Windows XP at the end of this month, June 30th 2008.

Under Microsoft’s Windows life-cycle policy, Systems Builder like Stealth Computer will be able to offer WIN XP license until Jan 31, 2009

Windows XP Home and Starter editions will still be preloaded on ultra-low-cost PCs through June 30, 2010, or one year after the launch of the next version of Windows – whichever comes first, the company said.

In the meantime there’s been much speculation about Windows 7 as Vista sales and upgrades continue to be lower than anticipated.

Windows XP SP3