General Chat Thread, Windows 7 Netbook Editon limits in General; As you probably know MS will be releasing a netbook edition of 7 with a limit of ‘three’ running applications, ...
7th May 2009, 10:19 AM #1
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.
7th May 2009, 10:24 AM #2
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
7th May 2009, 10:31 AM #3
bet there will be away round this problem
7th May 2009, 10:36 AM #4
[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).
7th May 2009, 10:39 AM #5
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)
7th May 2009, 10:41 AM #6
There is. It's called Ubuntu 9.04
Originally Posted by markcuk
7th May 2009, 10:44 AM #7
well from a travelers/backpackers point of few I usually have the following open
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
7th May 2009, 10:48 AM #8
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?
7th May 2009, 10:53 AM #9
sorry to disapoint but Win7 doesn't have pinball
Originally Posted by rolfea
I think with office 14's full office in the browser 3 will work quite well for mobile offices
7th May 2009, 11:03 AM #10
This is true, I forgot this.
Originally Posted by DAckroyd
It does have that purple town, bubble town, burble town? That town game where you can make cakes. That's addictive enough
7th May 2009, 11:08 AM #11
I've read online that IE does count, can you confirm that it doesn't?
The built in windows apps aren't included in the limit
@ 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
27th May 2009, 04:18 PM #12
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
27th May 2009, 04:52 PM #13
Perhaps the stigma alone of running the cr@ppiest windows OS will be enough to encourage people to upgrade
27th May 2009, 04:53 PM #14
They're putting Windows ME on them?
Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad
28th May 2009, 09:18 AM #15
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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