On June 2nd MS successfully launched Windows XP Starter Edition in India in partnership with the State Government of Uttaranchal.
XP Starter Edition Approach in India:
- Focus: Target XP Starter Edition to modest-income households in the non-metro cities through partnership programs with state governments. Starting with state government employees and expanding to citizens subsequently.
- Partner: Create an ecosystem comprising Intel, OEMs and financial institutions to ensure wide-spread availability of affordable PCs (EMI @ Rs.399/-)
- Position: XP Starter Edition as the ideal platform for 1st time modest income users
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Source Abhisek Kant (CPM, Microsoft)