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One response to “Predicting the First Windows 7 Lawsuits”

  1. Michael Dunham

    Ok then – so you run your email, browser and one other application. Let’s say you run a text notepad – and if you want to use an online application that needs a local client? Then what? If there is no logical “overhead” considerations even the smallest application could cause your headaches.

    You’re a consultant – no more task timers while taking notes unless you dump something else. Both those applications, the task timer and the notepad take very little actual CPU or memory but if you also need email, chat and a browser (pretty standard stack for onsite teams now) you’re stuck.

    You’re a small business owner – the SaaS app that has a local client instead of a browser could now be out of the question on the netbook.

    Is this a plan to kill netbooks and insure we all stay on laptops where installed applications (instead of SaaS and cloud-based services) work? Maybe not – but it is likely to be the effect regardless. Why kill the growing market? Doesn’t make sense…

    Mike