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Windows Bink.nu has more information and screenshots on Windows Fundamentals. "Microsoft Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs is a Windows-based operating system designed for enterprise customers with legacy PCs who are not in a position to purchase new hardware. WinFLP provides the same security and manageability as Microsoft Windows XP SP2 while providing a smooth migration path to the latest hardware and operating system."
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The scary part is....
by mbpark on Mon 17th Jul 2006 15:31 UTC
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2005-11-17

I have run Windows Server 2003 SP1 on a laptop (IBM Thinkpad 770X, PII-300 Mhz, 320MB RAM) as a test.

It flew. It was faster than XP Pro (I ran Beta 2, RC1, and SP0 on it), or Windows 2000 Pro (which is what I used to run on it).

If I were Microsoft, I would not base Windows Fundamentals on XP. I'd use a cut-down version of Windows Server 2003. You're going to get mostly the same desktop support, and the ability to use it as an RDP client. Vista's based on 2003 SP1 anyway. You might as well keep things consistent if its main purpose is to provide Citrix, RDP, or basic IE connectivity to users.

You also might as well keep it on an OS Kernel that won't run like crap on a PII-300 ;) .

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