Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2006 13:35 UTC
Windows After months of maintaining that it had not yet finalized its Windows Vista line up, Microsoft seems finally to have decided upon a half dozen core Vista versions. According to a posting on its Web site, Microsoft is readying six core Vista packages, or SKUs, plus two additional releases customized for the European Union that won't bundle in Windows Media Player, as ordered by European antitrust regulators.
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by DrillSgt on Sun 19th Feb 2006 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE"
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"But like there is no upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro, you must pay the full purchase price for the next version up of Vista just to get one extra app/service. "

Actually you CAN use the upgrade version to upgrade from Home to Pro. You do not have to spend the full amount. Now with that said I myself am holding out until they publish a pricing structure before making any assumptions. According to what I have read so far there will only be ONE media set, which actually contains all versions, and the only difference in what gets installed is the key used. I am very curious to see how that pans out, as that in itself would cut costs, and upgrading should be as simple as buying a new license key. Only the pricing structure will tell if they are going to continue to price gouge, or if they will settle on a reasonable price structure for a change.

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