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Microsoft to Remove 3 App Limit on Windows 7 Starter Edition?



Paul Thurrott is reporting that Microsoft will not place a 3 App limit previously planned for Windows 7 Starter Edition. That would be good news, but do recall that Ed Bott and others have reported that the 3 App limit was not nearly as restrictive as it sounds. Intriguingly and apparently another limit being placed on Windows 7 Starter Edition is that you can’t change the desktop wallpaper



  1. Denver

    05/23/2009 at 11:56 am

    This isn’t news, XP Starter and Vista starter were both limited to low resolutions, and 3 open applications (each of which can open, I believe, 3 windows) at a time. Further, the Starter editions are a (feeble) attempt to slow down piracy in developing countries, where most people aren’t going to pay full price (or any money, really) for a normal copy of Windows. Starter has *not* been sold in any of the major markets (US, Western Europe, Japan).

  2. Rob

    05/23/2009 at 12:55 pm

    The news, Denver, is that the 3 app limit is going away.

  3. Virtuous

    05/23/2009 at 4:03 pm

    The whole idea of a starter edition is demeaning to customers.

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