Microsoft To Launch Multilingual Windows XP Starter Edition In June in Malaysia

Posted by bink on March 29 2006, 3:10 PM. Posted in Windows Starter Edition.

Microsoft (Malaysia), a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation will be introducing the multilingual Windows XP Starter Edition in June this year.Its director, public sector strategic engagement Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa said the Windows XPSE will be available in four different languages, namely Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin and Tamil. The Bahasa edition was introduced last year.In a media preview session here Wednesday, Abdul Rahman said that the new edition of Microsoft's most affordable operating system will feature over 20 system improvements, one of which is the upgrade from a single language interface to a multiple language interface. This would allow PC users to choose between using the four languages.Abdul Rahman said the company believed that the Windows XPSE's availability in the local languages will be a key driver in encouraging the Malaysian community to tap into the possibilities of technology, ultimately enhancing capabilities of individuals and contributing to the growth of the economy.The new Windows XPSE will also come with a "Getting Started Guide" that consists of 13 chapters of video tutorials to help beginners get started and a "My Support Help" files that provide lesson-plan and graphics type assistance for users.Meanwhile, for customers who purchase the Windows XP Starter Edition Bahasa Malaysia version will be given a free upgrade to the new version once it is released, Abdul Rahman added.Currently, Microsoft is working with a host of partners locally to release a special personal computer at a price of RM1,288 running Windows XPSE with a choice of Microsoft Encarta and Microsoft Works 8.0 two Disney Education Games.Customers can get a RM400 rebate upon filing their tax returns, Abdul Rahman said.