As reported by The Verge, a special version of the OS it should only be shipped to a computer device that offal is also cost-effective. Reportedly, there was virtually no restriction and the user experience will not be much different from regular Windows 8.1.
The biggest change is the license fee that is more efficient than other types of Windows. Of course, the license fee only applies to device makers (Original Equipment Manufacturer / OEM).
What are the conditions? For those who want to install the Windows 8.1 with Bing with the device, in addition to wearing only cost-effective hardware, OEMs also have to make Bing the default search engine in Internet Explorer in the OS.
Of course, users are free to change it again to other search engines – or even install another browser – while the device was already purchased.
Not only Bing, which is already listed in the name of this cheap version of Windows, Microsoft is also reportedly going to provide a bundle Office 365 for one year for certain devices.
So far it has not announced any devices that will use the operating system variant with a name that is long enough. But Microsoft has confirmed that only the device vendor that will be able to buy Windows 8.1 with Bing, not individual consumers.
The presence of Windows 8.1 with Bing is reminiscent of the glory days of the netbook are usually bundled with a special version labeled Windows Starter Edition. However, Microsoft may avoid the bad image of Starter Edition to create a new name.
In addition, the Starter Edition is usually synonymous with the restrictions that very not favored customers. Including, for example, can not change the wallpaper on the desktop.
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