It will also be limiting end users to only three concurrently running applications which is odd. I know Netbooks are slower than laptops but, they can definitely run more than that simultaneously.
I can also guess people will also be running more than three applications anyway excluding the essential security applications such as antivirus. Typical selection while working and online for me would be...
- Media Player.
- Archiving Utility.
- PDF Reader.
- Word processor.
- Graphics package.
I suppose for the mobile casual user, the list could probably be cut down to just the browser, word processor and a media player, though.
For those of you interested and haven't already tried Microsoft's new operating system, you can download a free copy that will expire August this year. Note that it's still in its beta testing stages but is quite stable.
I haven't really tried installing it on my netbook yet or spent much time using it on my main machine but, it appears to be more responsive than Vista and less hard disk thrashing even with the indexing and Superfetch services enabled. The new taskbar is also very handy to navigate when you've got lots of windows open and grouped together.
Even Paint has got a face lift with the new Ribbon bar introduced in Office 2007.