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    Windows 7 Netbook Editon limits

    As you probably know MS will be releasing a netbook edition of 7 with a limit of ‘three’ running applications, I’ve been thinking about my usage in general and decided that the minimum that I could get by with is ‘four’ programs. I might run a Web browser, IM client, Office Product and Email… oh there we go I’m at the limit. MS claim that ‘three’ is about right but I feel they know ‘four’ is about right so they made it 'three' to frustrate users into upgrading.

    How many of you feel that you could live within the ‘three’ program limit? ( I know that unlimited would be the ideal but that’s not the discussion we’re discussing general netbook use)

    Keep in mind that the limit is on three ‘individual’ programs so you could have ‘five’ browser windows open without issue.

    C Monster.

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    The built in windows apps aren't included in the limit, so internet explorer doesn't count as 1 of the 3 programs
    I am not sure, but live messenger might also be excluded from the list

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    bet there will be away round this problem

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    [QUOTE=cookie_monster;326196]How many of you feel that you could live within the ‘three’ program limit? ( I know that unlimited would be the ideal but that’s not the discussion we’re discussing general netbook use)[QUOTE]

    On a full laptop or desktop, not a chance. On a netbook though I'd be quite happy with just three. Mostly I probably only use one or two (browser and skype, e-mail and so on is going through the browser anyway).

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    I thought this would be a problem but looking at what I use on my current Win7 laptop (my second machine) I'm not sure it would be a poblem on a netbook (for what they are designed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    bet there will be away round this problem
    There is. It's called Ubuntu 9.04

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    well from a travelers/backpackers point of few I usually have the following open

    firefox
    skype
    itunes
    thunderbird
    live writer
    live photo gallery

    so if it will not run these at the same time loads of travelers/backpackers will give this a miss.

    they are pretty big in the backpackers scene nearly everyone I have met around NZ as one

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    browser, spotify, - one spare for anything else

    Use firefox.. so can have your email web based in one tab, IM web based on another tab, facebook on another and wikipedia or another.

    still have one more for anything I might need. Pinball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    still have one more for anything I might need. Pinball?
    sorry to disapoint but Win7 doesn't have pinball

    I think with office 14's full office in the browser 3 will work quite well for mobile offices

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    sorry to disapoint but Win7 doesn't have pinball
    This is true, I forgot this.
    It does have that purple town, bubble town, burble town? That town game where you can make cakes. That's addictive enough

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    The built in windows apps aren't included in the limit
    I've read online that IE does count, can you confirm that it doesn't?


    @ markcuk - Yes that's an area that I was thinking so many backpackers had one when I was traveling. (I felt It was a bit of a target in South America so didn't bother but NZ, Aus is fine most of the time, i've found other backpackers to be a bit light fingered though)


    @ rolfea - and Chess Titans can't be used on the internet booooooo

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    Interesting...

    Microsoft dropping three app limit from Windows 7 Starter Edition

    I wonder how they'll cr@p it up now, hopefully not by removing all the pretty bits i'm kind of liking them in the RC

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    Perhaps the stigma alone of running the cr@ppiest windows OS will be enough to encourage people to upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Perhaps the stigma alone of running the cr@ppiest windows OS will be enough to encourage people to upgrade
    They're putting Windows ME on them?

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    Supposedly, you can configure you applications to run as a service - which people expect will get around the limitation.

    On a school netbook, I don't see any problem with this at all, I don't think I have ever seen a student with anything but IE, Explorer and 1x Office Application open at a time.

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