TG Daily heard from Microsoft that netbook makers are free to install whatever version of Windows 7 they want on netbooks, they aren't restricted to using the Windows 7 Starter edition.
The software giant also confirmed that the daft three application limit originally planned for Windows 7 Starter has been removed.
"OEMs and ODMs have the choice to install any version of Windows on a netbook," said a Microsoft UK spokesperson. "[But] Starter is an entry version and doesn’t have many of the consumer or business features. The three application limit isn’t there anymore."