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    President Barack Obama talks on the phone with a Member of Congress, while Katie Johnson, the President's personal secretary, works at her desk in the Outer Oval Office, March 21, 2010. Phil Schiliro, assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, stands nearby. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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    1. Jason Turk 61 months ago | reply

      Windows XP? Where's the change?

    2. ribanbel 61 months ago | reply

      Jason
      bet you didn't know that when the President walked in to office;not 1 computer;printer was working?
      glad he has the computers up and working even with windows xp my friend

    3. halstatt1 61 months ago | reply

      I know for a fact that it takes time for companies to convert to computer upgrades like this because they need to do internal testing before rollout. I believe it's even more intense being a high security place like the White House specifically and the Federal Govt in general. They just don't upgrade because it is the newest version.
      I still use XP. My company, known all over the financial world, still uses XP Pro.
      I am in no hurry yet to upgrade until I can safely make the turnover.

    4. NeoBear224 61 months ago | reply

      Maybe because Windows Vista still has lots of bugs and technical glitch. I've experince that before during the early days of its release.

    5. BlueisCoool 61 months ago | reply

      What a fantastic behind the scenes look from Pete Souza !

      Thank You !

      Pretty Spring

    6. mindlessmissy 61 months ago | reply

      Windows XP is STILL the most reliable OS ...

      That said, It will really be a bitch to have the boss breathing down your neck at work, wouldn't it .. !?!

    7. Metal Chris 61 months ago | reply

      If you look at the image in full size, just above Katie's hands you can see someone's March Madness bracket picks! Hahaha!

    8. Patrick the Smith 61 months ago | reply

      Very casual. I like the laid back vibe this White House has. The previous one had all the charm of an office in the Death Star.

    9. Maxoffsky 61 months ago | reply

      I can see a gmail account in use(along with a standard XP wallpaper). The painting on the wall is awesome, I wonder who's the author ?

    10. Scott Beamer 61 months ago | reply

       NeoBear224: How about Windows 7?

    11. CaspersBxl 61 months ago | reply

      If "cool" can ever be captured, I think this is it!

      And this is so for the President and for his assistant ...
      How comfortable can you be!

      Great people, great President.

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