Windows 7 Non-Starter Pack
If you're old like me, you've heard stories about how IBM once sold and upgraded mainframes. The stories go that customers would ask for a $100,000-plus upgrade for new functions and an IBM tech would connect an unconnected cable.
Microsoft is looking at the same approach for Windows 7. Its upcoming Windows 7 starter pack runs three apps. Once you're sick of that, you give Redmond a few more bucks and Microsoft upgrades you over the Internet.
I'm not a fan of artificially restricting software. I mean, the functions are there -- Microsoft just won't give them to you unless you have a lot of disposable income.
Posted by Doug Barney on February 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM