Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2009 20:55 UTC
Windows Windows 7 Starter Edition, a sort of My First Operating System, always carried with it a massive braindead bug feature that limited the amount of applications you could simultaniously have open at just three. Yes, past tense, because someone over in Redmond apparently looked up and smelled the roses, and suggested removing this silly limitation. And so they did, according to Paul Thurrot.
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I don't understand !
by boulabiar on Fri 22nd May 2009 22:16 UTC
boulabiar
Member since:
2009-04-18

Sorry but does you mean that Microsoft don't let consumers run more than navigator, document writer and pdf viewer ?
What if I want to run a music app ?

I really don't think it would courageous to do this crap... I can't even imagine...

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RE: I don't understand !
by sakeniwefu on Sat 23rd May 2009 00:01 in reply to "I don't understand !"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

That was their idea, it seems like an okay limitation, that most people could live with, to keep the poor wanting a real version.
However somewhere along the line they realized that once three malware programs(or OEM crap) are "installed", the user is no longer able to use any regular program at all and might get very angry which is never good for PR.

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RE: I don't understand !
by wawrzyn on Sat 23rd May 2009 19:44 in reply to "I don't understand !"
wawrzyn Member since:
2009-03-24

Hmm... Notepad, Windows Media Player and Paint. Everything on your brand new 4 GB notebook! Buy it now!

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