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Techworld: Microsoft Readies XP-Lite to Keep Linux Out of Asia

Feb 10, 2004, 20:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kieren McCarthy)

[ Thanks to Gregory for this link. ]

"Microsoft is preparing a cut-down version of Windows XP to sell cheaply in the Far East in an effort to prevent Linux stealing the OS market.

"In an interview with the Bangkok Post, Microsoft Thailand MD Andrew McBean, revealed that the software giant is working on a 'light' version of its latest operating system at its US headquarters, to be sold at a lower-than-usual cost.

"It will, of course, be easily upgradeable to the full-fat Windows XP Home, or Professional edition, for a bit more cash..."

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