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Windows 7: Microsoft’s Plan to Upsell Windows 7

09 Feb 2009   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 
Microsoft’s Plan to Upsell Windows 7

Another take on the Starter edition


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Microsoft’s Plan to Upsell Windows 7

A curious part of Microsoft’s retail plan for its upcoming Windows 7 operating system, disclosed Tuesday, is that the company will offer a version of the software, Windows 7 Starter, that has some serious limitations. The biggest of them: people with Starter on their PCs will be able to run no more than three programs at a time.
To many people, the Starter restriction will be, if you’ll pardon the expression, a non-starter. Between browsers, email programs, iTunes and other software, it won’t take long for the average user to bump into the three-application limit. What’s more, this is the first time Microsoft will be imposing such a restriction on an operating system sold in the U.S. and other developing markets (there’s a three-application limit on the starter edition of Windows Vista, Microsoft’s current installment of Windows, but that product is only sold in emerging markets).
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09 Feb 2009   #2
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

On net top, where it is supposed to be sold, you cannot run too much applications anyway so... 3 applications or infinite application until the RAM is full, it doesn't matter : it's not for that.
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09 Feb 2009   #3
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Seems pretty daft to me, a hacker magnet if i ever heard of one....
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09 Feb 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I can see the system appealing to certain low end netbook suppliers if the cost difference, to them, is a significant one between supplying Starter and say Home Premium.

I do not, by the way, think that this would be a good thing for the users or for the image of Windows 7 in the market
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