Originally posted on April 9, 2009 @ 11:44 pm
Expect to see Windows 7 on netbooks when it is released.
Microsoft claimed that it whatever netbook PC hardware “evolves” Windows 7 will work perfectly with it. The company reported that it is testing Windows 7 on various netbook PCs since before the upcoming OS was “feature complete”.Microsoft’s plan is to ensure that small notebook PCs will run perfectly with any edition of Windows 7.
This is a good move on Microsoft’s part. It is a firm acknowledgement that netbooks is probably one of the strongest laptop market segment today. With the world economy slowing down, it’s pretty much sure that netbooks will become a more attractive purchase option for people who want to upgrade or add a new laptop for their homes or office. Ensuring that Windows 7 will work perfectly with these units will definitely help in selling the new OS when it finally arrives. The upside here is that Windows 7 will probably be not as bloated if it really wants to target netbooks.