Here's what we know: PC makers and Microsoft have been working for months on coupons that they will issue to consumers this fall for Vista systems that will be ready some time next year (so far, January 2007). Microsoft and its PC partners have made no bones about the fact that some kind of Vista "tech guarantee" is in the works. According to DigiTimes, the Vista coupons will hit in October. Microsoft isn't talking coupon dates; whether or not customers buying holiday XP systems will get a free upgrade to Vista once it is released; and/or how the tech guarantee dovetails (or doesn't) with Microsoft's planned "Upgrade Anytime" Vista program.
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