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The article says:"The Starter Edition is a simplified version of Windows XP, oriented at users who have never had a computer or have little computer experience. It can open only three programs at the same time, with a maximum of three windows for each program and cannot connect to computer networks."Would this be adequate for FS?

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Unfortunate I don't think this is on MSDN Suscriber downloads otherwise I would try it out.You probably won't be able to run any add-ons that are actually programs (Active Sky, Radar Contact, FSAutoStart lol....)

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"...cannot connect to computer networks."Wouldn't that mean no Internet? No Vatsim in that case!

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correct. It's meant for third world countries where internet access isn't generally available.Mainly to be used on lowend laptops in remote areas where the only available powersupply may be a solar collector or a diesel generator.

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Eric - XPlite is an interesting option ( http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html ). I've tried this on a dualboot system and it does, indeed, allow you to take take most all of the overhead out of XP :-). The only problem is that it made no difference at all in the performance of FS2004 :-(.DougP4 3.0C SL6WK @ 3.510 (1.600 VCore - 234 FSB) / Asus P4C800-E Deluxe (BIOS 1019) / 2x512MB Corsair TWINX CXM3700 (3-4-4-8) / 4x120GB WD 7200 IDE)/ Hercules 9800 Pro (128MB @ 410/360) / A-Open 1648 AAP Ripper / Plextor 708A Writer/ Enermax 431W PSU / Inwin Case / Intel HSF

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