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Old 04-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft: We'll cripple Windows 7 on netbooks

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In one of the worst marketing moves for an upcoming operating system I can ever recall, Microsoft has said that it will limit to three the number of applications people can run simultaneously on many Windows 7-equipped netbooks. I can't think of a better way to kill demand for the new operating system. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft will sell a Starter edition of Windows 7 on netbooks. That Starter edition will only allow people to run three applications at the same time. If they want to run more, they'll have to pony up with more money, although the article didn't say how much more money they'd have to pay.

Old 04-22-2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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How many more times is Microsoft going to shoot itself in the foot? They're committing slow suicide. Good riddance...but do it quick.
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Thank You, Microsoft!

Why opt for a crippled version of Windows 7 on a netbook, when you get can Linux on it that runs as many applications as you want? There's no reason -- and so Microsoft's move opens up the door for Linux. Google is said to be developing a version of its Linux-based Android operating system for netbooks, and crippling Windows 7 is the best gift Microsoft could have ever given Google.
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How many more times is Microsoft going to shoot itself in the foot?
With all their billions in the bank, I suspect they can afford a WHOLE lot of ammo..........

Lets see, the anti malware is one
the update managers are two through 4,693

Leaving the user completely screwed.

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