3-app limit gone from Win 7 starter - Aero/custom themes/wallpapers still blocked

by Mike
Posted May 30th, 2009 at 9:50 am


Netbook users who were worried of the upcoming 3-app limit on their netbooks that were more than capable of running more than 3 apps can rest assured that Windows 7 starter, the netbook edition, will in fact let multitaskers do what they do best.  However, the more creative and artistically minded will still have a huge problem in that the Windows Aero look will not be available in starter.  Meaning custom wallpapers, colors, themes, etc. will not be featured in 7 starter.  Again, the expressive individuals will be saddened by the lack of expressiveness.  But how many people will really feel that obligated and moved to pony up $100+ in order to change their wallpapers/themes?  If you’re going to create false limitations in order to force people into upgrading, the 3-app limit at least made more sense.  That is a huge limitation that will affect many.  The new limit - meh?  Who cares?  Do you?

Source: Gizmodo, Windows Team Blog

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  • Gib
    May 30, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I do not understand companies imposing stupid limits on their customers with products. I thought the goal of a business was to make money and satisfy a need, not make money and piss of customers.

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