Reuters reports that Microsoft is targetting its cheap (sorry, “low cost”) version of Windows XP to Asian markets. The stated purpose of this is to try to make Windows more appealing in emerging markets. The real reasons are: to hook home users into Windows, to try to stop the rampant piracy in Asia, and to try to redress the rise of Linux in that part of the world.
I pity the poor people who get this. If Windows XP is buggy (SP2 Anyone?), what will a cheap version look like?