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How Well Will Windows 7 Get Along with Netbooks?

There's some stir this week about Microsoft's "starter edition" of Windows 7, a low-functionality version apparently aimed at the growing netbook sector that helped clobber Windows revenue in Microsoft's last earnings report Windows 7 starter would, for instance, limit users to running three applications at a time and require an upgrade for users who want more juice.

But, as Mary Jo Foley explains, the hubbub over Windows 7 starter is probably overblown (imagine that); Microsoft is more likely to offer a Home Premium version of 7 for netbooks, which will behave more in the way we expect from an operating system.

Posted by Lee Pender on April 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM


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