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Why Not to Put Windows 7 on your netbook

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 ?!

2 comments:

kyle said...

dude chill down. Let M$ do their own thing and you do yours. Ubuntu isn't getting any better when all their users just sit around talking about how much they hate M$. I am a huge hardcore linux and ubuntu person, but I still have window 7 on my drive, and guess what? Everything works!

Andrew said...

I just get annoyed at how Microsoft will deliberately 'leave-out' features that could easily just be left included, and then make people pay another £100 to have those features.

(This is Windows 7 Starter I am referring to)