Learn to read and you want be so stupid stupid stupid. I saidAnd to Elbert .... Win 7 starter doesn't NEED XP mode. Why the HELL do you need XP for surfing the web or looking at pictures? Windows 7, Vista, Linus, whatever OS does just fine. If MS can release a cheap OS to replace XP on netbooks, than at the very least our end user cost will stay the same, and Win 7 and XP run similar performance-wise on similar hardware. MS's operating costs will only increase if they have to increase support on Windows 7 and still support new XP computer products. To keep clinging to XP is STUPID STUPID STUPID. Do you want prices to go UP??? If Dell releases a new netbook with Windows 7, and sells netbooks and notebooks with Vista, netbooks also with Linux, and continues to sell netbooks (which account for a very large and growing number of PC sales today) with XP, look at all the different platforms they have to support now.
I did not say started needed XPM so you just assumed. Home versions do need XPM as they need to run all the old app, games, and ect. I'm not going to pay out for a OS just to turn around and pay out more for windows 7 compatible programs I need.app limit on starter who cares. Using compatibility to sale higher SKU's is the thing that sucks. XP mode is something everyone should demand. Granted it should require our old XP or Vista serial for home versions.