Six Versions of Windows Vista
Posted on 28th February, 2006
A Vista for all seasons
Microsoft has decided to offer six distinct versions of the Windows update. Here they are from simplest to most tricked-out.
|Windows Vista Starter||Sold only on new PCs in emerging markets such as India and Thailand. Runs only on 32-bit machines, and will be able to handle only a limited number of programs at a time.|
|Windows Vista Home Basic||Comparable to XP Home. Has the security and search abilities particular to Vista, but does not offer its fancy graphics or high-end media features.|
|Windows Vista Home Premium||A higher-end option for consumers. Adds support for Vista’s new graphics as well as Media Center and Tablet PC features.|
|Windows Vista Business||Similar to XP Professional. It’s the mainstream corporate OS; also contains extra tools for small businesses.|
|Windows Vista Enterprise||Available only to customers with volume licenses. Includes all of the features of Vista Business, with the addition of encryption, Unix services and virtual machine capabilities.|
|Windows Vista Ultimate||Combines the features of Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Home Premium to offer the highest-end version of Windows yet.|
Note: Microsoft will also offer “N” versions of Vista Home Basic and Vista Business in Europe that have Windows Media Player removed.
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