Ok, we've finally got the real poop on those
Microsoft Vista releases. Instead
of 8 versions
, there will be 6, with three of those for home users, two for business, and one for emerging markets.
Oh, and they're required to release a couple of European versions too without that pesky Windows media player. So
actually, it's pretty
much what we already told you
, eh? Anyway, Microsoft likes to point out that XP already ships in 6 flavas with Vista
versions organized by what people plan to do with their computer, not what kind of hardware they have. So, here's the
official rundown:Vista Starter
-- Streamlined version meant for low-powered PCs in
developing nations.Vista Home Basic
-- For those content to browse the web, use email, and
create and edit basic documents from their PC. Includes destop search and security tools.Vista Home
-- Includes everything in Basic but also includes the Aero graphical interface, Media Center
functionality, and ability to connect to Xbox 360. The version most of us will own at home.
-- The basic version for companies of all sizes with tools to help organizations manage their PCs.Vista Enterprise
-- Includes everything in the basic business version with improved encryption
and BitLocker system to keep data from being read on a stolen computer.Vista Ultimate
All the features of Home and Business in one.