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Vista Starter?

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What is Windows Vista Starter? Is it a lower version than Home Basic?
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Yes, and only available in 'less economically developed countries'.

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Post by empireum »

It's available as an option on every Vista DVD you buy. You won't be able to legally activate it of course, but you can give it a try. It's even more limited than Home Basic, e.g. you can only run 3 programs at once.

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Post by Matt A. Tobin »

Found on good ol' Paul Thurrott's site in his words of what vista starter is:
Windows Vista Starter

Aimed at beginner computer users in emerging markets who can only afford a low cost PC. As with the XP version, Windows Vista Starter (it was briefly going to be called Windows Starter 2007) is a subset of Vista Home Basic, and will ship in a 32-bit version only (no 64-bit x64 version). Vista Starter will allow only three applications (and/or three windows) to run simultaneously, will provide Internet connectivity but not incoming network communications, and will not provide for logon passwords or Fast User Switching (FUS). Vista Starter is analogous to XP Starter Edition. This version will only be sold in emerging markets.

Windows Vista Starter is lacking a number of unique features found in most of the other Vista product editions. There is no Aero user interface, for example, and no support for Microsoft's new domain-like home networking scheme. Other missing features include DVD Maker, gaming common controller support, and image editing with enhanced touchup.

The marketing message: For beginner computer users in emerging markets who can only afford a low cost PC, Windows Vista Starter provides a more affordable and easy introduction to personal computing because it is lower priced, tailored to the needs of beginner personal computer users, compatible with a wide range of Windows-based applications and devices, and tailored to each market.
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Post by blahsucks-two »

It's a pointless effort, anyway. There's no point in limiting it to that point, and people in third-world countries just use pirated copies anyway. I fully understand the use of pirated software in third-world countries, considering the limited and crappy options available there. There isn't really the bandwidth for Linux, either, and it's not in demand, which is unfortunate.

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