Which version of Vista will you run? You have 8 choices
Yes 8 of them, ridiculous isn't it? I always thought that a Pro and Home version was more then enough to please everybody, but now Microsoft came up with this absurdity. Supporting 2 versions is already giving us, the system administrators, enough work as it is, and now we'll have to deal with the particularities of 8 different operating systems.
Here they are:
- Windows Starter 2007: Vista without Aero, only ships in 32-bit version.
- Windows Vista Home Basic: Basic Windows Vista for your single PC home.
- Windows Vista Home Basic N: Same as Home Basic, but without Media Player (For European countries).
- Windows Vista Home Premium: superset of Home Basic, but with Media Center and Media Center Extender functionality (including Cable Card support).
- Windows Vista Business: Same as XP Pro, but for Vista.
- Windows Vista Business N: Same as XP Pro, but for Vista in Europe.
- Windows Vista Enterprise: Business version of Vista with additional enterprise features (Virtual PC, etc.).
- Windows Vista Ultimate: Superset of both Vista Home Premium and Vista Business, include all of the features of both of those products, plus other features.