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XP Starter Edition
#1
Hey... apparently Microsoft will be shipping a "lite" version of XP - XP Starter Edition - to reduce cost to customers and compete with open source offerings.

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/biztech...index.html

It's pretty silly actually -- 3 programs concurrently? 800x600 resolution? No networking support? What are they trying to achieve? Going back to pre- Windows 3.1 days?

"The new software's "simplified task management" in which "first-time home PC users can have up to three programs running concurrently" represents a downgrade from the standard XP system. A full XP version can run many more programs concurrently, depending on the amount of memory in a computer.

Other downgrades include "display resolution set to 800x600 maximum and no support for PC-to-PC home networking, sharing printers across a network or more advanced features such as the ability to establish multiple user accounts on a single PC," the company said."
#2
LoL that is almost as stupid as XP it self, lol
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#3
3 programs running ? ~_~ ... id die ..
at least it would stop n00bs from doing anything bad to their computer if all they do is word proccessing...
#4
peter Wrote:3 programs running ? ~_~ ... id die ..
at least it would stop n00bs from doing anything bad to their computer if all they do is word proccessing...


lol... 1 window open for internet explorer, one open for muzak, one for word... err... wanna check email? err.. hang on, let me close word first.. Rolleyes
#5
i wouldnt even be able to use the internet since mine all runs off a network ~_~
  


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