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[2]: Dun' matter.
by MollyC on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Dun' matter."
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

Sounds like a bug to me.

I have used many Win 7 Home Premium computers, and that OS simply does not have the limitation you describe.

Maybe you're referring to WIn 7 Home Basic, which is only available in "emerging markets", 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.

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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by Alfman on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 21:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

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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RE[4]: Dun' matter.
by Neolander on Sun 4th Mar 2012 07:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Dun' matter."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

"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(*)?

Unlikely. Here in France, they sell it on netbooks.

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