February 9, 2004

Microsoft readies XP-Lite to keep Linux out of Asia

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 OS market.

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 headquarter. That will 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 cash.

Link: techworld.com

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