Roy Schestowitz wrote:
Acer: Vista Home Basic is a lemon
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| Microsoft is effectively smuggling through a price hike for Windows
| Vista - by making the entry-level version so poor that no-one will
| want to use it. So says Jim Wong, senior veep at Acer, the world's
| number four PC maker, who told UK hack Jon Honeyball: "The new
| [Vista] experience you hear of, if you get Basic, you won't feel
| it at all. There's no [Aero] graphics, no Media Center, no
| remote control."
Packaging something as y when its x can be prosecuted
under consumer protection laws.
It may just be that vista homo edition is just
windope expee homo edition with sp3.
This was said before, but this time it comes from a system builder which
has been feeling cozy with Microsoft for a long time.
No virtualisation permitted with Basic either... it's all about money
extraction and piracy control really squeezes that goose.