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Windows 7: HP says its netbooks will likely run three versions of Windows 7

10 Feb 2009   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 
HP says its netbooks will likely run three versions of Windows 7

HP says its netbooks will likely run three versions of Windows 7


In a vote of confidence for Windows 7's suitability for use on netbook PCs, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it will likely offer at least three different editions of the upcoming operating system on future models of its Mini netbooks. That includes the Professional and Home Premium editions, which Microsoft Corp. last week said will be the two primary versions of Windows 7, and the low-end Starter edition, which will limit users to running three applications at a time.
Kyle Thornton, category manager for business notebook PCs at HP, said in an interview late last week that the vendor also has been testing the beta version of Windows 7 Ultimate — an edition aimed at gamers and PC enthusiasts — on the Mini netbook line.

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HP says its netbooks will likely run three versions of Windows 7


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10 Feb 2009   #2
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

I can't believe this starter/3 apps thing? Crazy??
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10 Feb 2009   #3
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

Not really. I have Win7 beta on my netbook and, trust me, you wouldn't want more than three applications open at a time anyway. I normally max out at two. A timy screen and a 1.2 processor is not aimed at intense multitasking.
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10 Feb 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
I can't believe this starter/3 apps thing? Crazy??
I can understand your feelings Three apps does seem very restrictive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
Not really. I have Win7 beta on my netbook and, trust me, you wouldn't want more than three applications open at a time anyway. I normally max out at two. A timy screen and a 1.2 processor is not aimed at intense multitasking.
Interesting point, good to hear an opinion from a netbook user,

the viability of this SKU will I think depend on exactly what the system classes as an application, A word processor, Browser, and email client would be a lot more use than a browser and two windows included apps - Calc, Notepad, etc
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10 Feb 2009   #5
MrBachelor

Windows 7 Ultimate, Signature Edition 64bit
 
 

Yeah I can agree with that one. My netbook runs at a pokey 1.6ghz with 1gb ram. It is great for portability but lacks at multitasking and I would not think of any gaming beyond solitaire. The keyboard is pretty easy to use and it runs my apps just fine, but not lots of 'em at once. I'd like to put Win7 on it just to try it out but have no way to restore XP if something were to happen. There is no optical drive so any install is a bit more difficult.
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