Thursday, June 24, 2004 - Microsoft Plans 'Starter' Version Of Windows for Asian Markets - Microsoft Plans 'Starter' Version Of Windows for Asian Markets: "Microsoft Corp. plans to offer a version of its Windows operating system geared toward beginning computer users in Thailand and Malaysia starting this September.
The offering, dubbed Windows XP Starter Edition, will be part of government-sponsored programs aimed at providing more affordable personal computers in those countries.
The system won't have all the functions of Windows XP offered in the U.S., but it will have new features tailored to first-time users, Microsoft spokeswoman Heidi Reys said.
She said the starter edition will have many of the typical Windows features, such as Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player, but the company wouldn't provide details of what the system will lack."

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