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."
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.