Microsoft to Blanket Latin America with Stripped-Down Windows
Microsoft is moving from launching its XP Starter Edition, one country at a time, to rolling out Starter Edition releases for groups of nations.Microsoft Corp. is taking a new tack with its Windows XP Starter Edition campaign. Rather than introducing versions tailored very specifically to individual countries, Microsoft has introduced the first generalized versions for a specific region. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled in Mexico City the newest member of its Starter Edition family: Windows XP Starter Edition in Spanish. The product is available immediately in Mexico and Argentina, according to Microsoft officials. And Microsoft is planning to roll it out across other Latin American countries "in the coming months," a Microsoft spokesman said.
The spokesman acknowledged that the Spanish edition marks the first time that Microsoft released a version of the Starter Edition product that was not tailored to users in a single country.