Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Feb 2006 05:40 UTC
Windows Although it is still working to finish the code for Windows Vista, Microsoft has reached a decision on which versions of the operating system to offer. Microsoft has settled on six versions, including an Ultimate edition that will combine the best of the company's corporate and consumer features. The company is aiming to have all of the versions ready for launch in the second half of next year.
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RE: Very interesting article
by walterbyrd on Mon 27th Feb 2006 14:07 UTC in reply to "Very interesting article"
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I'm sorry, I don't quite understand.

>>Vista Home Premium which will ship with most PC's for the home that are not hardcore like your parents or people who don't want to pay too much for the OS but don't want the basic Version. Includes media player and games. <<

Not hardcore? What is the difference between "hardcore" Vista, and "not hardcore" Vista?

>>Vista Business for Business computers without a focus on gaming but pure Business. <<

Does that just mean that they leave the games off?

>>Vista Business Enterprise for serious bussiness uses of enterprise. You won't see this version too much. <<

For example, what will this do, that other version won't?

>>Vista Ultimate version is what you will see mainly along with the consumer versions.<<

Why? What's the difference?

You have all of these versions on ONE DVD. You buy the key and bang you can upgrade to one of these versions.

Oh goody!! I get to pay msft two or three times over for my OS. I can hardly wait.

Windows is a lot more than MAC OS and remember its the same code, the difference is that you are getting additional programs added or subtracted from the version you purchased. For example, why does a business computer need to play games?

Are you sure that the only difference is the additional programs? For example, XP-Home won't connect to a domain. Will more basic versions of Vista be similarly crippled?

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