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Windows 7: Microsoft to bin “three app limit” on Windows 7 Starter

22 May 2009   #1
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
Microsoft to remove “3 app limit” on Windows 7 Starter

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One of the biggest criticisms facing Windows 7 Starter Edition is the “three app limit”. By only allowing three applications to be open at any one time, many have referred to this base edition of Windows 7 as the ‘crippled’ version.
However, it appears that Microsoft is doing a u-turn on this decision.

According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft will now be removing this limit from Windows 7 Starter Edition. This is good news as the Starter Edition is the version of Windows 7 that is likely to appear on the majority of netbooks when the new OS launches later in the year.

This limit was creating a lot of bad press for Microsoft, so it will be hardly surprising if this turns out to be true. Now, let’s just hope they’ll overturn the ridiculous inability to change the desktop wallpaper.
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22 May 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Cheers for info (y)

Enzo.
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22 May 2009   #3
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I will say that this is probably due to feedback telemetry from guinea pigs such as myself for running ultimate on netbooks.
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22 May 2009   #4
Fiendishlyclever

 
 

That's a relief

I'd still prefer Aero but I could do without this for the right price. I did find the 3 app limit restrictive when I tried out starter edition.
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23 May 2009   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Good move. Limiting that was insane.
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23 May 2009   #6
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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23 May 2009   #7
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
i guess you havent read what the topic says!!!
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23 May 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

That restriction just didnt make sense. Considering the starter version is meant for poor 3rd world countries theyd want to run more than 3 programs just as much as we do.
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24 May 2009   #9
Abhimanyu

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

LOL! Making the Starter pack useful again! Seriously nobody would have bought that!
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28 May 2009   #10
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
That restriction just didnt make sense. Considering the starter version is meant for poor 3rd world countries theyd want to run more than 3 programs just as much as we do.
Yeah, I agree with you, mate
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