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.
Thread beginning with comment 11050
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: are these computers cheaper?
by Al2001 on Fri 29th Jul 2005 23:28 UTC in reply to "are these computers cheaper?"
Member since:

How is it a publicity stunt? The only reason MS are selling this is because they were forced into it.

I'm sure they have their fingers crossed that it isn't a success.

It was never about price it was about stopping MS anti competitive practices, hence the removal of media player.

As we all know this was too little too late. The only force that might become powerful enough to topple them now is open source but that isn't going to happen until the leadership/influence comes from someone who understands people not computers. Remember computers are sold to people not the other way around.

Reply Parent Score: 1

Member since:

You are talking about a different product here. This starter edition is supposed to be a cheaper version for countries where people cannot afford the full version. The other product you are talking about is the one without media player as part of government sanctions.

Reply Parent Score: 0