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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Windows Vista Product Editions Revealed

Via ForeverGeek:
It looks like there will be upwards of seven editions of Windows Vista, including versions that are not 64-bit. Odd move in my opinion. I thought when they brought out Windows XP, they were attempting to reduce the amount of versions of Windows in the wild.

There will be two general categories of Windows Vista editions, which map closely to the two that exist today for XP ("Home," which comprises Starter, Home, and Media Center Editions, Pro, which includes Professional, Professional x64, and Tablet PC Editions). In Windows Vista, the two categories are Home and Business. In the Home category, Microsoft will create four product editions: Windows Vista Starter Edition, Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, and Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (previously known as "Uber" Edition). In the Business category, there will are three editions: Windows Vista Small Business Edition, Windows Vista Professional Edition, and Windows Vista Enterprise Edition. In all, there are 7 product editions planned for Windows Vista

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