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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Starter Edition good for Virtualisation.
by iwod on Sat 23rd May 2009 01:36 UTC
iwod
Member since:
2006-05-02

Personally i think Starter edition is good. Imagine you could get 98% of Windows Compatibility on Mac with a Virtual Windows 7 Starter Edition for only 10 - 20 Dollars.....

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Personally i think Starter edition is good. Imagine you could get 98% of Windows Compatibility on Mac with a Virtual Windows 7 Starter Edition for only 10 - 20 Dollars.....


Good point I will certainly consider running Linux as the main OS with Windows 7 Starter Edition in VirtualBox for $10 so that users can open the odd Windows app. On the other hand a pirated XP professional....

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

They will probably add some limitations on virtualization like they did in Vista. If I remember correctly Vista Optima was/is the only Vista you are allowed to run in a VM.

Besides, you would most likely still have the 10.2" screen limitation in your VM. A "10.2" window on a 2560-by-1600-pixel 30" Apple Cinema HD display, it would even look very small on a more common 24" display. In this case I would think that people would eiter go for the full version or the totally free pirated version.

Other than that, I think that the real limitation of Windows 7, with respect to netbooks, is that it doesn't run on ARM. People that buy netbooks want them to be cheep, have long battery life. ARM will be much better than Intel in this respect.

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gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

They will probably add some limitations on virtualization like they did in Vista. If I remember correctly Vista Optima was/is the only Vista you are allowed to run in a VM.

Besides, you would most likely still have the 10.2" screen limitation in your VM. A "10.2" window on a 2560-by-1600-pixel 30" Apple Cinema HD display, it would even look very small on a more common 24" display. In this case I would think that people would eiter go for the full version or the totally free pirated version.


I do not think that this chapter in an EULA is valid, ESPECIALLY if I tell the clerk who hands me the box what I want to use it for, and he not immediately tells me that this was not permitted.

Here in Austria we have a law, that gives you the right to assume things about products. For example, if you buy shoes, you can expect them to not get completely damaged the first time you wear them in rainy conditions. If someone wants to sell you shoes which will get damaged the first time in rainy conditions, he clearly has to say: You can buy these shoes, but they will get destroyed by rain.

Therefore, if I buy something, and later in the EULA (after buying) I have to accept some conditions which would disallow me to do the very things why I bought the product in the first place, that parts of the EULA are simply not valid. They would have to at least put the EULA on a sign next to the product boxes so I can make an informed buying decision. I am even more safe, if I take the now opened box, get it back to the store, tell him the reason why I cannot use this product, demand my money back, which is refused by the clerk due to a sign in their shop saying that they do not take back opened software boxes.

To enhance the fun, I could then write the whole story to Microsoft Austria, and ask them to take the product back (or make the shop take it back), and tell them that refusal of doing so is the allowance to use the product the way I see fit.

Heck, it would be worth 20,-€ to do this just for the fun of doing it.

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