Hehe, Microsoft just keep making it worse for themselves. Look what they published today:
“Microsoft has said that the Windows 7 Starter edition won’t feature:
- Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
- Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
- The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
- Multi-monitor support.
- DVD playback.
- Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
- Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
- Domain support for business customers.
- XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7″
* No Desktop Effects – That’s strange, on Linux we have a thing called Compiz that works on netbooks, but I suppose Microsoft have my best interests….
* No Personalization Features – Well silly me, all these years I thought it was my computer and I had the freedom to customize it. What was I thinking…
* No Fast User Switching – Even weirder, I can do that on my netbook with Ubuntu and the FUSA…
* No Multi-Monitor Support – So does that mean I can’t plug in an external monitor and use it as a second desktop? Oh I don’t even care anymore…
* No DVD Playback – This is possibly the only justified point, however it doesn’t allow me to plug in an external drive…
* No Windows Media Center & No Remote Media Streaming – No media for me!
* No Domain support for business customers – Why even bother putting this on the list? What percentage of the netbook market is business customers? it just makes this already huge list look longer.
* No XP Mode – Well I suppose it is MY FAULT for wanting the use a program that works perfectly well until you brought Windows 7 out…
Well at least Windows 7 has removed the 3 application limit ?!