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Vista 7 is EDGI Enabled

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SHADES OF EDGI SEEM to be 'bolted onto' Vista 7, which comes in some form of "EDGI Edition" (but better known as "Starter Edition").

Microsoft's delivery/promotional tool is presenting this message over at CNET where the role of Bill Veghte gets mentioned too. For those who cannot remember, Bill Veghte was involved in what we call the "analysts cartel" (examples in [1, 2]) and he also helped derails Dell GNU/Linux, along with some involvement in Intel's anti-Linux [1, 2].

Anyway, here's what we find in Vista 7:

Home Basic, which will be sold only in emerging markets, removes the screen size, processor, and open application limits and adds support for Internet connection sharing and the new sensor and location-based features.


It will be sold "only in emerging markets," eh? Why might this be? Because Microsoft knows that GNU/Linux gains there tremendously? Only hours ago we wrote about Brazil getting hundreds of thousands more GNU/Linux PCs.

IDG has some more information about this news.

Windows 7 Starter Edition

The Starter Edition (SE) is mainly aimed at emerging market and netbook users. With SE customers will be able to run only 3 applications at the same time but will benefit from user interface (UI) improvements such as the new taskbar and JumpLists.


More details can be found here. It is also amusing to discover that sub-notebooks will have the option of running a heavily-crippled version of Vista**. Why not GNU/Linux? Because of Microsoft's strangulation tactics [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]?

Hands in union
United we stand against digital colonialism



____ ** Roughly Drafted has just described Vista 7 as follows: "Microsoft is getting ready to relaunch Vista under the new “Windows 7” brand, in the hopes that Windows XP users find it worth the upgrade."

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