I reported on this last week, as you may recall. Today, Microsoft confirmed it:

We are going to enable Windows 7 Starter customers the ability to run as many applications simultaneously as they would like, instead of being constricted to the 3 application limit that the previous Starter editions included.

It goes on to explain some of what Windows 7 Starter does not include, compared to other product editions. None of this is new info and this information has all been available in my Windows 7 Product Editions: A Comparison article for some time now.

And how weird is it that this blog post does not address the biggest Windows 7 Starter limitation, the inability to change the wallpaper or welcome screen.

Let's talk about that, Microsoft, shall we?