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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Windows 7 will have hobbled 'Starter Edition'
« on: April 25, 2009, 05:10:13 am »
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/837/1051837/windows-hobbled-starter-edition-

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Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

SOFTWARE giant Microsoft is going to have starter version of Windows which it will sell on low-spec PCs and laptops jolly cheap.
Although the Vole has not said what it considers jolly cheap, the biggest downside is that the OS will be crippled so that it can only run three applications at the same time. The big idea is that the Vole will help keep the price of the hardware down, but will force users who want to use it to pay for an upgrade for more usable to software. To be fair, it would not make much sense to run more than three applications at the same time on a netbook, but it depends how the OS will count the three applications. If you have a virus chucker that will be one gone, a word processor, that would be another. Add email and you have your three already. Some of  these could boot up automatically anyway.

Big deal !!!!! Why not give it away free as a sampler?

Offline White Stripes

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Re: Windows 7 will have hobbled 'Starter Edition'
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 09:02:40 am »
i'll stick with the linux based netbooks... thx...

Offline Forested665

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Re: Windows 7 will have hobbled 'Starter Edition'
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 04:57:39 pm »
..... surely theres a way around this....
What about explorer.exe thats a program xD
And this really isnt anything new... there was a starter version of vista that was only available to manufacturers
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