Sunday, June 13, 2010

No More Windows XP Netbooks

As of October 22, 2010 you will no longer be able to buy a netbook with Windows XP. And most of the netbooks I've seen lately have Windows 7 Starter version.

Starter does not include:
  • 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.
So if you want a netbook, find one that is at least running Windows 7 Home Premium.

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