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Thread: Windows Vista Product Editions Revealed

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    [news=http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/6251/msvistanew3bh.gif]It has been reported by well known and trusted Microsoft author, Paul Thurrott, that Windows Vista (previously codename Longhorn) will ship in no less than 7 different versions. The most basic, Vista Starter Edition, will only ship in emerging markets and will be heavily restricted (only 3 applications running simultaneously for example). The next version up, Vista Home Basic Edition, is for the computer novice or budget conscious buyer. This will be similar to the current XP Home offering, with some of the more advanced features (such as joining a domain) disabled.

    At the opposite end of the Vista versions market, we have the Ultimate Edition. This, according to reports, will be unlike any other Microsoft product out today. As well as combining the best features from the other six Vista flavours, Ultimate will add several very interesting new features. Rumoured to be present are a podcasting application, a "Game Performance Tweaker" and even the possibility of free music and movie downloads. Although exactly what that entails is anyone’s guess.

    It is worth noting that at this point, nothing has been officially confirmed by Microsoft.

    Windows Vista Starter Edition
    • Only sold in emerging markets
    • Very feature limited
    • Only 3 simultaneous applications running

    Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
    • Equivalent to XP Home
    • Includes firewall, parental controls, Security Center, Movie Maker, Photo Library and more
    • For first time buyer / budget conscious

    Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    • Everything from Vista Home Basic
    • Adds DVD video authoring, HDTV support, DVD ripping support
    • Similar to current XP Media Center edition but with added features

    Windows Vista Professional Edition
    • Aimed at the business consumer
    • Can join domain, has IIS web server
    • Akin to XP Pro

    Windows Vista Small Business Edition
    • Designed for small businesses without IT staff
    • Backup and Shadow Copy support, Castle and server-join networking, and PC fax and scanning utility
    • Pre-paid access to the Windows Live! Small Business or Microsoft Office Live! subscription services

    Windows Vista Enterprise Edition
    • Optimized for the enterprise
    • Ships with Virtual PC & the multi-language user interface (MUI)
    • Aimed at business decision makers, IT managers and decision makers, and information workers/general business users.

    Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
    • "The best operating system ever offered for a personal PC"
    • Superset of both Vista Home Premium and Vista Pro Edition
    • Podcasting application, Game Performance Tweaker, possible free music/movie downloads


    Source: Windows IT Pro | Neowin.net
    Homepage: Windows Vista[/news]

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    cool i want to get the vista ultimate edition

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    cool, I like crippled ass version which my third world income can barely afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    cool i want to get the vista ultimate edition


    Kool coming soon to a filesharing program near you . Or if not least give me a choice to pay what one can afford .


    @ Yoga. please see above !
    Last edited by peat moss; 09-11-2005 at 07:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    cool i want to get the vista ultimate edition
    Agreed! I wonder if the game performance tweaker is going to be like a...hardware profile type thing...
    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga
    cool, I like crippled ass version which my third world income can barely afford.
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    Where's the Corporate Edition?

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    Windows Vista Starter Edition

    * Only sold in emerging markets
    * Very feature limited
    * Only 3 simultaneous applications running

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    hey what about activation stuffs, i assume MS made it more difficult this time atleast on ultimate edition.
    btw ist true that all activation r forced to be done over net.
    Last edited by BawA; 09-11-2005 at 02:10 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BawA
    hey what about activation stuffs, i assume MS made it more difficult this time atleast on ultimate edition.
    btw ist true that all activation r forced to be done over net.
    Not everyone has the net. That would be stupid of them to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Not everyone has the net. That would be stupid of them to do.
    yeh thats what i thought, but isnt that what WGA is doing, sure its applying for some updates who knows mybe MS applies that to activition.


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