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All the Flavors of Windows 7 Explained

Today Microsoft confirmed the six flavors of Windows 7-here's the rundown of the packages, plus some insight as to why it's better than the Vista jumble.

At first glance, the version breakdown does look a lot like Windows Vista. There are five six SKUs of Windows 7: Starter, Home Basic (developing markets only), Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. But there are a couple reasons it's less horrendous than the Vista situation.

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LeShin3518d ago

...here we go again.....

Rise Of The Bad Guy3518d ago

Excellent,this confirms that Microsoft have not learned from Vista

killzone2flop3518d ago

Very Nice gives the consumer a CHOICE which is more to their liking. Thumbs up.

ultimolu3518d ago

That picture scares me. :/

The Lazy One3518d ago

neither of you read it. There's actually only really 2 versions of vista that the average user would need (Home Premium and Business)

All the other versions are for specific things. Enterprise for large business contracts, Home Basic and Starter are for developing markets, and Ultimate is still pretty hush hush.

This was a very positive article if you actually read it. "Microsoft wouldn't discuss pricing, but the general sense was that there will be full retail packages of Windows 7 alongside upgrade editions for Vista users" most importantly.

Da One3518d ago

Problem is just because the consumer would only need Home Premium or Professional, doesn't mean that the consumer knows this hell most people won't even check.........

The Lazy One3518d ago

READ PLEASE!

"Regular people won't ever see Starter or Enterprise. Basically, you'll walk into Best Buy and pick either Home Premium or Professional, whether you're buying a new PC or a copy to install. It's a lot more like the Windows XP Home and Professional dichotomy."

If you are getting one for home, you buy home. If you're getting one for work, you buy professional.

I doubt anyone read past "Today Microsoft confirmed the six flavors of Windows 7"

XxZxX3518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )

hey lazy one nice spin, ya right.

Starter, Home Basic (developing markets only), Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate.

User dont get to see others than home and professional, what delusional world u live it. I see Vista sell in store, Home basic, Home premium, Business, Ultimate. You seriously think we are only gonna see home or professional only. ya right.

You think average consumer is going to be that well-informed and know which one to pic. how old are you again?

The Lazy One3517d ago

"There are five six SKUs of Windows 7: Starter, Home Basic (developing markets only), Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate."

"There's no more Home Basic in the civilized world, which was a gimped version of Vista that didn't have Aero or Media Center that a lot of consumers unwittingly got stuck with. Ultimate, for the most part, won't be very visible to the average guy says Microsoft. So you'll only get Ultimate if you know that's what you want from the start (meaning you're likely tech savvy enough to wade through the SKU muck). Regular people won't ever see Starter or Enterprise. Basically, you'll walk into Best Buy and pick either Home Premium or Professional, whether you're buying a new PC or a copy to install. It's a lot more like the Windows XP Home and Professional dichotomy."

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