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Old 02-03-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Remember that screenshot we saw of all those different Windows 7 versions (pictured above)? Well guess what? It's worse than you could have possibly imagined. The following will be the actual new SKUs for the OS:

* Windows 7 Starter (limited to three apps concurrently)
* Windows 7 Home Basic (for emerging markets)
* Windows 7 Home Premium (adds Aero, Touch, Media Center)
* Windows 7 Professional (Remote Desktop host, Mobility Center, Presentation mode)
* Windows 7 Enterprise (volume license only, boot from virtual drive, BitLocker)
* Windows 7 Ultimate (limited availability, includes everything)

This information has been confirmed by Microsoft... who never listens to us. At least most consumers will only see Home Premium and Professional options at retail, which is more akin to the XP options of yore, and means WMC will be "baseline" for most PCs.

Update: Just to be clear, we've checked specifically with Microsoft on all six versions, and the placement of Home Basic in emerging markets. There's now a full breakdown after the break.

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

http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/03/w...-to/#continued
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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You' think they'd have learnt from Vista. God damn it MS, get your act together.

Why not:
Home- for home users
Business/Professional - For businesses and enterprises (with means of volume license) and
Ultimate- for the sake of your e-peen
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Stupid, stupid, stupid.

That's one of the many reasons people hated Vista yet MS refuse to learn from the mistake.
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Exactly my point.

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as long as the mainstream continues to use MS they will never change...They need someone to come in and actually compete with them in the OS game....(I know there is some competition but im talking about major competition) Until they have a legitimate reason to change such as customers being able to go somewhere else for better stuff they will continue to do what they want....
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as long as the mainstream continues to use MS they will never change...They need someone to come in and actually compete with them in the OS game....(I know there is some competition but im talking about major competition) Until they have a legitimate reason to change such as customers being able to go somewhere else for better stuff they will continue to do what they want....
mac os x?
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mac os x?
isnt it like 80-20 with windows winning
i like macs i honestly hate the os and they are way over priced
love the iphone and ipods to death tho
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Windows 7 Starter

* Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs
* Missing Aero UI tweaks
* Limited to 3 simultaneous applications

Who the hell uses only 3 simultaneous applications. That's like . . . Firefox, Microsoft Word, and a music player! How stupid is that? Should be worth 10 bucks if you have that. Give it to the schools!
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lol im sure a simple hack could unlock that
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Who the hell uses only 3 simultaneous applications. That's like . . . Firefox, Microsoft Word, and a music player! How stupid is that? Should be worth 10 bucks if you have that. Give it to the schools!
I've had more than that open doing school work

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