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Microsoft Gambles on Windows 7 'Starter''
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 20 April 2009 08:12

Knee-capped version for Netbooks

From NY Times:

Microsoft Corp. is taking an unusual approach with its new Windows 7 operating system: Customers buying many of the least-expensive laptops with the software are likely to be limited to running three applications at a time and miss out on other key features, or pay for an upgrade.

The strategy is one of the ways the software giant is responding to inexpensive portable computers called netbooks, a bright spot in the gloomy personal-computer business that is causing many companies to modify their business plans.

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