"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
"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
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