Therefore, Microsoft has officially announced the Windows XP Start Edition program, a five-country pilot program that will provide low-cost Windows to nations with emerging markets. The "Starter Edition" will be customized to each country beyond the normal language customizations required. There will be other localized customisations, including nationalised wallpaper and other designs.
But there may be cutbacks too, in what is offered. Its not clear whether Direct X will be a part of the Starter Edition and there may be may other crippling changes from the Windows XP we know.
The OEM cost, however, may be as low as US$30.