February 4, 2009

6 Versions of Windows 7

Anyone use Windows 7 beta before? Does it good? Plan to having 1 when its released?

Well... then you need to think which 1 you are getting, because its confirmed that there will be six Windows 7 SKUs released. Which are Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions....

Here is Engadget breakdown of these 6 version

Windows 7 Starter
  • Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks
  • Limited to 3 simultaneous applications

Windows 7 Home Basic (Vista equivalent: $200)
  • Only available in emerging markets
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks

Windows 7 Home Premium (Vista equivalent: $260)
  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes Aero UI tweaks
  • Features multi-touch capabilities
  • Adds "premium" games
  • Adds media capabilities (Media Center, DVD playback, DVD creation, etc.)
  • Can create home network groups

Windows 7 Professional (Vista equivalent: $300)
  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes all features of Premium
  • Adds enhanced networking capabilities (Remote Desktop host, domain support, offline folders, etc.)
  • Adds Mobility Center
  • Adds Presentation Mode

Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Available only in volume licenses
  • Includes all features of Professional
  • Adds Branch Cache
  • Adds Direct Access
  • Adds BitLocker

Windows 7 Ultimate (Vista equivalent: $320)
  • Limited OEM and retail availability
  • Includes all features of Enterprise

Geez... what are these, see already also dont understand... why Mircosoft ALWAYS have to make thing so complicated 1, from Xp to vista to 7. I myself didnt try the Windows 7 beta and i dont use Windows Vista. Anyway, i think i am just stick to Windows Xp until its really out-dated and eliminate....


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