TGDaily is reporting that Microsoft has apparently changed its tune on Windows 7 restrictions for Netbooks. Apparently OEMs and ODMs are now free to install any SKU of Windows 7 on Netbooks, and not limited to Windows 7 Starter. This also means that the three app limitation no longer exists. This doesn’t mean that OEMs will choose a different SKU, just that they have the choice.
Apparently Microsoft is making this change due to reactions to their original plan. If this is indeed the case, the only reason to see Windows 7 Starter edition on a Netbook would be to shave a few pennies off the cost of the device.