Thursday, 5 February 2009

Windows 7 Falls From Grace

I'm actually enjoying this stage in the Windows Vista 7 saga. A lot of juicy details are coming to the surface and a lot of people are starting to express disappointment at the dumb limitations Microsoft are imposing on the various different versions of the OS.

For example! The "light" Starter version which will be OEM only will limit the number of running applications to just 3 user applications. I'm betting Microsoft won't be cutting down on the 20 plus process that spied on user in Vista. But this does beg the question why?

Fair enough netbooks aren't that powerful. But are people really likely to try and run a net book like a full blown PC? What does this mean for road warriors? So you'll be able to have a web browser running while using Word and Excel but no e-mail? Or maybe you could have your E-mail, Word and Excel open but no web browser that you might just need for research. I don't think Microsoft have thought this through.

Microsoft just lost the netbook market.

Of course when Microsoft have customers like this commentator it's no wonder they're losing touch.

"By othercents on 2/4/2009 6:53:04 PM , Rating: 2
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on my netbook and I consistently run 8 or 9 apps without a problem. The lightweight version isn't really needed. Plus how many people actually know how to launch more than one app at a time?


And Linux advocates get accused of being patronising and treating newbies like idiots?

Some follow up info.

As I suspected Windows Vista 7s much praised ability to run "just fine" on a netbook is coblers. As with Windows XP, the Windows 7 "Starter" and "Home Basic" versions that will be found on netbooks are seriously cut down quite literally to their most basic features.

Presumably that means you will at least get the boot screen before the blue screen.

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