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Windows 7 Starter Edition and Netbooks

Postby 0skillz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:25 am

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=844
If you’ve read anything about Windows 7 Starter Edition, your first reaction was probably the same as mine: Is Microsoft nuts? This ultra-cheap edition is intended for use on netbooks, but its biggest restriction sounds like a complete deal-breaker: it only runs three applications at once.

Interesting read - it's not as limited as the 3 application limit may lead you to think.
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Postby emac » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:52 pm

Hmm. This is a bit confusing. Starter edition wasn't first designed for people expecting a lot from their computer. It wasn't even designed for people in the US. I haven't followed Win 7 like I did Vista. Vista and XP Starter Edition was designed for beginner PCs in emerging markets. Nothing to do with netbooks really. Although netbooks would probably be used in those countries.

These are videos I saved when I was following the development of Vista. Near the end of video 1 they talk about the 3-program limit and beta testing data. These are internal interviews with Microsoft devs:

Title: Windows Starter Edition -- One Million Served and still growing [Stream]
Date: Tue, Oct 10, 2006 2:00 PM
Length: 00:16:01
URL: http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=243631

Title: Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to International markets [Stream]
Date: Wed, Dec 14, 2005 10:01 PM
Length: 00:29:55
URL: http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=146169

Unfortunately, Channel9 hasn't covered Win 7 like they did Vista.

http://www.dfbgaming.com/Thread6222.html
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Postby Aim_This_Way » Sun May 17, 2009 11:16 am

hmm..I'm running 32bit RC1 on my Asus 1000H with no issues, and still get 6+ hours of battery life. MS is dumb, make UT3 work with Ubuntu and i'm there. :)
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