Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jul 2005 19:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft said it has sold 100 000 copies of its Windows XP Starter Edition, the first indication of the popularity of the low-cost operating system.
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are these computers cheaper?
by butters on Fri 29th Jul 2005 21:51 UTC
butters
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2005-07-08

I don't understand how MS could be successful with this. Let's forget the fact that only 3 programs can run at a time, or that the resolution is capped at 800x600 or whatever else they impose. The cost of the Windows license tacked onto a large OEM computer (Dell, for example) is $20-30. Note this is the result of volume license agreements. So, how much cheaper are the Windows Starter licenses when priced for volume licensing, and how does that help people in developing countries?

Remember this is the same company that sells retail versions of its OS without Media Player for MORE money that the version that includes it.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a publicity stunt.

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