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Consumer interest has been low, with roughly 1,500 units shipped to OEMs, and no reported sales to consumers.
Like the European Commission decision, this decision was based on the grounds that Microsoft had abused its dominant position in the market to push other products onto consumers.
The Malaysian version, for example, contains a desktop background of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
In addition, the Starter Edition also has some unique limitations to prevent it from displacing more expensive versions of Windows XP.
The first two editions released by Microsoft are Windows XP Home Edition, designed for home users, and Windows XP Professional, designed for business and power users.
Windows XP Professional offers a number of features unavailable in the Home Edition, including: In March 2004, the European Commission fined Microsoft €497 million (£395 million or US4 million) and ordered the company to provide a version of Windows without Windows Media Player.
In addition, the Starter Edition is licensed only for low-end processors like Intel's Celeron or AMD's Duron and Sempron.
There is also a 512 MB limit on main memory and a 120 GB disk size limit.
However, Dell did offer the operating system for a short time.The Commission concluded that Microsoft "broke European Union competition law by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players".After unsuccessful appeals in 20, Microsoft reached an agreement with the Commission where it would release a court-compliant version, Windows XP Edition N.Unlike competing commercial digital video recorder products, Microsoft does not charge a monthly subscription fee for its Media Center TV guide service.Due to strict hardware requirements, Microsoft did not sell Media Center Edition in retail markets alongside the Home and Professional editions.