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

21 May 2009   #51
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

She'll have the resolution set at 320x240

/XP SP1 had this resolution.


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21 May 2009   #52
XxKOLOHExX

Windows 7
 
 

i am still woundering who in there right mind would spend there hard earn money on a tease of the windows 7 os... An average user has 4 windows open at a time. or atleast 4 apps running in the background... Can u say useless??? cause this is exactly what there selling... I bet u there is going to be a hack to get around this restriction thing that Microsoft has put on the OS... Or just alot of attempts :P
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21 May 2009   #53
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxKOLOHExX View Post
i am still woundering who in there right mind would spend there hard earn money on a tease of the windows 7 os... An average user has 4 windows open at a time. or atleast 4 apps running in the background... Can u say useless??? cause this is exactly what there selling... I bet u there is going to be a hack to get around this restriction thing that Microsoft has put on the OS... Or just alot of attempts :P
Which is why no one here will buy it....

Why is this such a big deal? If you don't like it, don't buy it. It is M$ problem if they decide to lose their money...

I don't get it...

~Lordbob
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21 May 2009   #54
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

I personally would not even consider Starter edition; hey good old Windows XP Home Basic is the equal too or more than Starter edition.

Sure, in Starter edition, you get the "Libraries" to organize your files.

In Starter edition, you have limited customization.

In Starter, you have the Aero Basic UI. Lots of screen tearing.

Windows XP also has lower hardware requirements than Starter.
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21 May 2009   #55
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

XP > most everything (cept 7 ult.)

7 Starter ed. > dog poop, and coconut flavored candy

i could see it as a literal 'starter' edition for kids, like 6-7 yr-olds, who are jusst learning how to use a computer. that and the tiny lappy would be good for them to, i suppose *shrug*
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21 May 2009   #56
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I can see it now...


Don't complain, it was made in Paint.
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21 May 2009   #57
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

^ lolz

thats the basic idea i had
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21 May 2009   #58
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Microsoft is clearly trying to sell Starter edition, and Home Basic, on the grounds of security (UAC) and file organization (Libraries and Instant Search). Not worth upgrading to.
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21 May 2009   #59
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Microsoft is clearly trying to sell Starter edition, and Home Basic, on the grounds of security (UAC) and file organization (Libraries and Instant Search). Not worth upgrading to.
I can't imagine actually having to upgrade to it .

Did you know UAC actually stands for Unconventional and Annoying Crap?
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22 May 2009   #60
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

UAC has improved greatly, however upgrading to Starter just doesn't appeal to me, or most other people. If it does, please speak up.

Maybe if it can preinstalled on a netbook, I would keep it for the lack of an optical drive (to install XP).
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