Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by Alfman on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
Alfman
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MollyC,

"Maybe you're referring to WIn 7 Home Basic"

Yes.

"which is only available in 'emerging markets'"

Not so, unless you'd consider Staples and Walmart to be "emerging markets". ;) Maybe your referring to starter edition(*)?

"but even that shoudl not have the limitation you describe. I've never used it, but such a limitation makes no sense. If that is indeed by design, then it is indeed horrible policy by MS wrt that version of the OS."

Totally agree, it sucks. But...it is an incentive to upgrade for people who otherwise don't need more OS features.

* Edit: I see walmart sells Win7 Starter Edition in the US as well.

Edited 2012-03-03 22:09 UTC

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