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Windows 7: Windows 7 Starter Edition - Is It Really That Bad?

16 May 2009   #41
Artix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

1. You won't want to be Microsoft.

edit: my bad, it's Win7 Home Premium that's gonna be in netbooks.
Starter edition is aimed at the developing countries, and I realized that there are Windows XP and Vista Starter Edition too.


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16 May 2009   #42
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Alright, I think that this is getting a little ridiculous.

Starter Edition is going to come out, like it or not. Stop complaining about how much it sucks, because you are never going to use it.

This version, as stated above, is aimed at OLDER computers. Computers that would STRUGGLE to run home premium. The point of it is to provide a new OS for computers that are stuck in the 98 days. And to get M$ more money.

If you really have a problem with this, then send a complaint to M$. Just know that they WILL ignore you, and I fully support them in that. Most of you will probably never even see a copy of this EVER. And NONE of you would ever buy it. Me included (I happen to like Ultimate).

For those of you that think M$ should make this free simply because it seems ridiculous to you, think about it. There are MANY people who would NEVER use more than 3 apps at once. Think about elderly people like my grandma. She doesn't know how to use a computer... Or my other grandparents who use it exclusively for e-mail. One app, no problem. IT WORKS.

I apologize for my rant, but this thread just got out of freaking hand.

~Lordbob
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16 May 2009   #43
dmillergv

Win 7 Home X86 on 2 machines X64 on 3 machines WHS V1 on 1 machine
 
 

I am glad I tried it on my Acer One netbook. No problem with only 3 progs.
It is no longer on the machine because it is NOT allowed to be a device on my Windows Home Server. Now have Home Premium and the server and I are happy.
I expect that restriction will not be on the retail package. Saved me from buying a coaster. 8>)
Have to try before you buy.
D i c k Miller
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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16 May 2009   #44
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
Well many of us here will be using the Ultimate versions of Windows 7 RC build

but what about other lite versions

The Cheapest version of Windows 7 (Starter Edition) has a limitation that it can't run more than three application at a time!!!



Read more

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Totally crazy..?? Though maybe ok on a netbook... mmm
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18 May 2009   #45
Fiendishlyclever

 
 

I tried Starter Edition to see for myself what the fuss was about. Having tried it out I wouldn't want it on my netbook, but that's not to say others wouldn't.

I posted an account of my experiences (with screenshots) on my blog here.
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18 May 2009   #46
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Netbooks are catching up to desktop replacement notebooks in terms of processing power and resources. Except for the screen size, which pretty much defines a notebook.

Get the next step up and opt for Home Basic, with no limit on the number of programs you can run.
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20 May 2009   #47
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I think that if you did land a copy of starter, than you might be able to delete a specific registry key or program that disables running more than 3 programs.

If you don't like it, then don't buy it. That's my advice to everyone here
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20 May 2009   #48
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
I think that if you did land a copy of starter, than you might be able to delete a specific registry key or program that disables running more than 3 programs.

If you don't like it, then don't buy it. That's my advice to everyone here
Yay, a voice of reason!

~Lordbob
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20 May 2009   #49
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Yay, a voice of reason!

~Lordbob
My friends call me Captain Obvious
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20 May 2009   #50
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

My friends call me Jerk

i just had a thought....grandma cant see good. how the hell is she gonna read e-mail off of a 7" screen?
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