Today sources from several developing countries’ governments world-wide announced, that Seattle-based Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has cut a deal with them to provide them with a new version of their MS WindowsXP, specially designed for developing countries.
The new version is called WindowsXP-8.
It can be usde on all computers in developing countries, with no limits, as the older version – WindowsXP – was working only on computers, which have the minimum requirements (Pentium 300 MHz CPU, 128 Mb RAM, 1.5 Gb HDD).
As it is known, many of the developing countries still use 8-bit computers, therefore the new version of Windows.
WindowsXP-8 is being distributed on 5.25″ flexible drive disks. The graphic interface of the new operating system is based on the advanced US standard – ASCII.
The new version comes in a box with all drives (360 Kb each), manual in different languages, and is prized at only $ 99 per computer. It allows free updates in the following three years, to all different versions of Microsoft Windows family products. “The price is specially made for developing countries”, said a Microsoft spokeswoman. “We are ready to give discounts to government who order more than enough copies”, she continued.
It became also known that Microsoft is in the process of developing an update of the just-released version, it is named WindowsXP8-IIe, and is esp. made for Apple-IIe.
Microsoft announced that more news on this topic will be published exactly in one year. “We are committed to provide such great news for the people from the developing countries at least once a year”, a seniour Microsoft executive said anonimously.