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Saturday, June 04, 2005

India Receiving XP Pro At Discounted Price

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The U.S.-based software giant hopes to sell 200,000 Hindi copies the first year, said marketing and business operations director Ranjivjit Singh of Microsoft's Indian division. Nine other languages will be added later.

"It is aimed at first-time users looking for simple, easy and local language-capable software," Singh said.

It looks like Microsoft is planning on solidifying their reign in the software industry by offering a "slimed down" version of XP Professional towards a quasi-third world nation. Microsoft already enjoys a 90% market share domination of the sub-subcontinent, but with the growing popularity of Linux as well as the threat of piracy, Microsoft is leaving nothing to chance as it seeks to remain as the primary software company in a region that houses a billion people.

There are some "limitations" with the new OS though.
The XP Starter Edition can run only three programs simultaneously, lacks capabilities for home networking and multiple users and has lower-resolution graphics than more expensive versions.

This may pose as a problem to Microsoft if users are exposed to competing operating systems as well as familiar with the full blown version of Windows XP. None-the-less many people in India currently do not even own a computer, and by Microsoft lowering its price many homes and religious organizations (as well as businesses) will be able to adequately afford a personal computer, perhaps for the very first time.

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