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Re: OMG Vista 7 starter edition for Netbooks

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____/ Homer on Saturday 07 February 2009 19:13 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that ml2mst spake thusly:
>> It's quite a few months ago, since I was totally speechless about the
>> Vole's dirty tricks, but this is the limit:
>> The Vole will provide Vista 7 "Starter Edition" on "Netbooks" to
>> combat GNU/Linux.
>> Have they totally gone insane or what?
>> The article is a Google translation from Dutch, so it might be pretty
>> hard to read. None the less, it's absolutely worth reading it.
>> http://tinyurl.com/b2h63d
>> Now that's what I call *crapware*
>> Unbelievable!
> [translation]
> [The] most notable feature is that [with] the Starter Edition of 7, like
> those of XP and Vista, the user [can] only [have] three applications
> running at the same time.
> [/translation]
> The way Microsoft is "advancing" the state of the art, the next
> generation of computers may end up looking like this:
> http://www.cse.yorku.ca/~peterc/difference_engine_1991.jpg
> Microsoft is not only holding back technology but, incredibly, it's
> actually *devolving* it.

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