Microsoft has launched the XP started edition in India with the Hindi language interface. The XPSE is slated to match the Windows XPPE (the pirated edition).
I wonder when the Pakistan launch will happen? WinXP is about 8000 Pakistani Rs. here, which is just too expensive, especially considering a complete pc with a pirated OS is available for Rs. 20,000.
XP Starter Edition will allow users to execute only three programs at any given time and will display lower resolution graphics. The OS will lack multiple user accounts and home networking options.
...The company is also expects that cheaper software will discourage piracy, where the ratio of unlicensed software is five times greater than that of licensed copies.
Crippled? No networking options? Good luck to MS on this. Cheaper is one thing, but crippled?