Windows 7 SEΒΆ

date:Feb 12, 2009 @ 13:57

There are a number of reports about a special version of Microsoft Windows 7 designed specifically with the UMD in mind,

Source PCWorld: The Windows 7 Starter Edition (SE) is mainly aimed at emerging market and netbook users. With SE, customers will be able to run only three applications at the same time but will benefit from user interface (UI) improvements such as the new taskbar and JumpLists. Also, users will be able to join a Home Group (to share media files over a local network).

Really, only 3 applications at a time, does Microsoft see a demand for such a restrictive version of the OS.

Perhaps this will only drive people towards Ubuntu, and similar OS, for these devices.