Windows Starter Edition and Netbooks
My friends over at JKonTheRun brought to light another article regarding the limitation of the Windows Starter Edition (for Windows 7, limitation on the number of programs running at a time). I can not say I completely agree, but I understand their point. But, that depends on two things.
- Either I run too many programs and can do with less
- I am not truly a "mobile" person, or what they themselves design as mobile. Which, is very possible.
I purchased my netbook (Acer Aspire One) back in december, because, frankly, I wanted a light computer to take to class. My netbook weighs in at a super light weight at 2lbs. Yea, it sports a small monitor (8.9") and the Intel Atom processor isn't the most powerful thing, but for the most part it has achieved what I need; a light-weight computer for me to take to class and take notes.
But, I think my issue comes with the programs that I use. As I sit here now, I have Word, IE7, Outlook, Live Sync (great for students with multiple PCs), AVG Antivirus, with many times Windows Live messenger is also running.
Now, what constitutes a running program? If Live Sync and AVG don't count, then I probably can live with starter, if it makes my experience quicker. If it doesn't then I may have issues. Although, one can say that I can, like Kevin, live entirely in my browser. I can get my email at outlook.com, as well as using meebo.com for my IM client, and can use web based word processing software (like Google provides). But, do I want to?
It is definetly something that I can consider, but, we'll see how it goes. I hope to get my hands on some Vista soon, once school is out.