Microsoft: XP Starter Edition a Success

Touting the success of its anti-piracy campaigns, Microsoft senior VP Will Poole said on Tuesday at the company's annual Financial Analyst Meeting that over 100,000 copies of Windows XP Starter Edition have been sold. The slimmed down OS is now available in 22 countries and six languages.

Starter Edition was first introduced last year and was recently expanded to all of Latin America. The idea of the program is to make available a low-cost version of Windows in areas with high piracy rates. "We feel very good about how this has gotten going, and we have I think a lot of good opportunities ahead of us as we work closely with local governments and others who want to bring PC technology to first-time PC users," said Poole.

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