New XP

  Sethhaniel 11:08 21 Oct 04
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Well Microsoft has announced a new limited version of Windows XP (to make computers cheaper in poor parts of the world) 'Windows XP Starter Edition' offers basic functions - web - media player etc,. Only three programs will be able to run at same time (Big increase on normal XP then ;) )and screen resolution stuck at 800x600 ;)

  JonnyTub 11:10 21 Oct 04

I think i read the same article sethaniel, is it more to do with stopping piracy?

  Sethhaniel 11:45 21 Oct 04

or getting Microsoft into more homes -even though there is stil a court case on going against Microsoft and its Windows and Media Player -it is putting media player in this cut down version.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 14:44 21 Oct 04

click here click here a few things i found.ben

  Sethhaniel 14:51 21 Oct 04

probably trying to cut it down so it'll fit on an ipaq 4150 ;) lol :0

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 15:09 21 Oct 04

hi seth,im sure MS will invent a windowsXP for portable DVD players ;).although you saying that hp ipaq 4150 does meet windows XP min requirements!(if you had a 1GB SD card),our school workstations have 133mhz,32mb,no harddisk,so a hp ipaq could run XP better than our school workstations,who knows maybe a portable DVD player?.|:)

  Forum Editor 18:25 21 Oct 04

Has the key - this is aimed at reducing piracy.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 08:45 22 Oct 04

hi,FE,why are MS so concerned with piracy they sell £80 for HE,which i think is expensive becouse you can download linux for free,microsoft must really hate microsoft,if linux is really that bad,then why do microsoft compare there software to theres,perhaps people go linux becouse they don't like paying lots of money,this could also be a reason?.cheers.ben

  Sethhaniel 10:15 22 Oct 04

gives everyone the 'key' microsoft will be well stuffed ;)

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