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The Curious Case of Microsoft Button
3/04/2009 10:53:00 PM | Justin

According to a Bloomberg exclusive from today, the 'Starter' version of Windows 7, their cheapest option, will only allow the user to run 3 programs at a time. So now, if you are browsing the internet, reading your outlook mail, and running word, you'll have to stop doing one of those things if you want to run Excel.

This reminds me of the DOS days before Windows 95 when you could only be doing one thing at a time. Does Microsoft really want to return to those days?

Maybe after releasing Windows XP, Microsoft caught 'the curious case of benjamin button', and ever since have been evolving backwards. Vista was like Windows 98, now they're re-release DOS, and for the grand finale (drumroll please...)

The Abacus!


Limited Features

To push customers to pricier versions of Windows 7, Microsoft is limiting the features of the cheaper edition. The most basic, called Starter Edition, can only run three programs at a time. -bloomberg 3/5/09



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