July 10, 2001
Amazon pulls preorder plug on Windows XP
Author: JT Smith
If, for some reason, you feel compelled to order Windows XP, Amazon.com won't take your pre-order. ZDNet News reports that Microsoft pressured the Seattle-based online retailer to stop taking advance orders for the operating system, which doesn't officially go on sale until October 25. An Amazon spokesperson said pre-ordering was halted because pricing hadn't yet been confirmed, not because of anything Microsoft said or did.