XP for Low-End PCs and Low-End PCs Only!
Microsoft has plans to retire
XP in favor of Vista
in the relatively near future, but it will ship XP
for years to come on low-cost
aimed at developing countries.
Apparently, though, Microsoft wants to make sure these PCs don't cut into Vista
PC sales. It's requiring
OEMs to make these XP machines with no more than a gig of RAM, an 80GB hard
drive or less, and a processor that pokes along at 1GHz or less.
I can understand this rationale, but it means that when it comes to PCs, the
Third World will also be third-rate -- and that's not too fair. Agree? Disagree?
Shoot me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 05/15/2008 at 1:15 PM