Microsoft: Low-cost Windows Gaining Ground

Microsoft said it has sold 100,000 copies of its Windows XP Starter Edition, the first indication of the popularity of the low-cost operating system.

Will Poole, senior vice president of Microsoft's Windows Client unit, gave out the sales figure on Thursday here, at the company's yearly meeting with financial analysts. For months, the software company has been expanding the number of countries in which it sells the operating system, a basic version of Windows that is sold in conjunction with a new PC. Microsoft initiated the program in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. It has since expanded sales to India, Brazil and, more recently, to Mexico and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

News source: C|Net News.com

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