Posted by: Jay Dugan
Microsoft, netbooks, Starter Edition, Windows 7
Things are looking better for Windows 7 as Microsoft announced there will be no limit on the number of applications that can be running in the Starter edition. The company originally planned to limit to three the number of applications that could run at the same time to keep the cost down; hoping users that wanted more would upgrade rather than be limited.
This marks a reversal in strategy for Microsoft and is aimed at the emerging “netbooks” market comprised of basic, less expensive portable computers used primarily for email and surfing the net.
Microsoft did say that the Starter edition will lack some of the features and capabilities of the other more expensive editions.