I'd say Microsoft made its best post-Vista move recently. Windows 7 will come in the same options as Vista (except Business is now Professional again), except only Home Business and Professional will be publicly available for retail.
Starter Editions will now be available internationally and Home Basic will be around only in selected countries (shouldn't it be the other way around?).
Overall, I think this was a nice move on Microsoft's part.
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