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Windows 7 Unfettered and Alive on Netbooks

It's official. The starter version of Windows 7 for netbooks will no longer be crippled.

Windows 7 Starter isn't the beefiest Windows ever, to begin with. It's 32-bit only, can't play DVDs and doesn't have the XP compatibility mode. But originally, someone in Redmond had the brain-dead idea of letting it run only three apps at a time. I'm currently running four apps, and I've just booted my machine!

Do you see a true advantage in higher-end editions of Windows, like Ultimate, versus low-end versions? Give me the hows and wherefores at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 05, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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