Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 19:03 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Windows ExtremeTech takes a look at the six different versions of Vista and has devised a way in helping people choose which one is best for them. The article outlines several key features and differences between versions in a comparison chart.
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Only dual cpu?
by mtilsted on Tue 12th Dec 2006 21:07 UTC
mtilsted
Member since:
2006-01-15

[besides that, if you are running 4 CPUs (physical dies with the extra controller logic needed) WTF are you doing running home premium?]

But NO version of vista is supporting more then 2 cpus, not even the business edition. And while a 16 core workstation will newer be the normal business computer, there are quite many uses for such a beast, but I guess they will have to keep running Windows XP. (Or more likely: this is a mistake, and vista ultimate actuelly supports 16 cpus).

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RE: Only dual cpu?
by DrillSgt on Tue 12th Dec 2006 21:58 in reply to "Only dual cpu?"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"But NO version of vista is supporting more then 2 cpus, not even the business edition. And while a 16 core workstation will newer be the normal business computer, there are quite many uses for such a beast, but I guess they will have to keep running Windows XP"

Ermm..Windows XP also only supports 2 Processors....

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RE: Only dual cpu?
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:18 in reply to "Only dual cpu?"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

My bad... The server system supports more than that right?

If you want to do something with 16 CPUs and are not running a server then use Linux.

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RE[2]: Only dual cpu?
by arielb on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:30 in reply to "RE: Only dual cpu?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

well since the most popular vista version will be "basic" which only supports 1 cpu, that won't significantly lower the price for even 2 cpu pc's.

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