Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:26 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
Windows Windows Vista has been out and about for a while now, and it has already been updated with a service pack, with a second service pack on its way. Vista's successor, Windows 7, is also getting closer and closer to release, but despite all that, Windows XP is still going strong, and demand for the operating system remains high. Because of that, Microsoft has yet again extended Windows XP's lifetime for OEMs and resellers.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by lteo on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
lteo
Member since:
2007-03-25

Also, I believe only three editions of Vista are available off the shelf, not that hard to choose from, and still upgradeable at any time.


There are actually six editions of Windows Vista (from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_editions):

Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate

And all those editions except Starter have a 64-bit version. So in total there are actually 11 editions.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by sbergman27 on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

There are actually six editions of Windows Vista (from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_editions):

Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate

Which only goes to show that no matter how well you plan, you're still likely to miss something important. In this case "Windows Vista Nonstarter".

Edited 2008-12-23 01:55 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by centos_user on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
centos_user Member since:
2008-11-16

Quote...

Also, I believe only three editions of Vista are available off the shelf, not that hard to choose from, and still upgradeable at any time.


There are actually six editions of Windows Vista (from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_editions):

Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate

And all those editions except Starter have a 64-bit version. So in total there are actually 11 editions.

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This is one word, confusing I think the end consumer is being cheated I know it is a free market however; Microsoft has the market cornered every PC comes with Windows unless you get some undesirable unit hidden on a manufacturers website. Or you build your own machine and install whatever OS you want. To me it is really a travesty for the end user (consumer) that pays hard earned money and gets something that is plague with issues/viruses/malware/trojans it is beyond ridiculous.

I am not sure if anyone has seen the Mac commercial demonstrating UAC on Windows Vista it is entertaining but true.

The issue with MS Windows is the fact they tried to implement a security layer on top of an existing insecure operating system. I just do not understand the logic behind keeping an insecure design around, Corporations are not jumping on the Vista bandwagon they are avoiding it like the Malaysian flu. That is why MS keeps extending the XP, I think they should stop the non-sense of upgrading OS's every year or two.

There is no advantage moving to another Windows OS when the same problems follow it right along. I do see that Mac's are selling quite nicely since the boon-dogle of Vista.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by judgen on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 11:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

I think you missed the version they have to release in France without the mediaplayer. Not widely sold though, ive only seen it once in a shelf.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by Doc Pain on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 12:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Sorry fo entering this discussion, but the list of different "Vista" editions reminded me to a cartoon of "The Joy of Tech". This it is:

http://beconfused.com/images/2007/01/the-joy-of-tech-the-many-editi...

I hope you can forgive me mentioning it. :-)

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