Microsoft Might Sell Windows 7 On Flash Drives, Spare Netbook Owners Needless Pain

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CNET has a source saying Microsoft is considering selling Windows 7 on flash drives, making installation on netbooks—a declared target for the OS—much simpler. In case you were wondering, Microsoft, this would be greatly appreciated. [CNET]

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MikeSWelch
MikeSWelch

Awesome idea. But I'm worried they'll use the fact that flash drives are writable to their advantage. This will give them the ability to make it so you can only install a certain number of times, etc.