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LinuxInsider: Microsoft's XP 'Starter Edition' Targets Linux in Thailand

Jun 25, 2004, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Millard)

"Last summer, Microsoft began testing an inexpensive version of Windows in Thailand, and on Wednesday confirmed that its official name is now 'Windows XP Starter Edition.' The Starter Edition is included in a cheap Windows bundle that is partly designed to combat Linux in Thailand, say some analysts.

"Microsoft has noted that the edition will be part of a government-sponsored program to provide more affordable personal computing power in Thailand. It is similar to initiatives in Malaysia, where the company has developed a stripped-down Windows XP and Microsoft Works bundle..."

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