Originally Posted by NEED WOW NOW
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!
It's for developing nations as 01001010 said. Because Microsoft would rather have them buy an extra cheap version than just pirate it.
Originally Posted by 01001010
I had hoped Microsoft would have stopped producing all these versions. Why couldn't they just sell one operating system to consumers like Apple does with their operating system?
Because Windows needs to be used for more things than OS X. I.E. Business. And sure as hell, no one in Africa or other poor countries is going to shell out a few grand for a Mac.
Originally Posted by T-MAN
Whats the big drama? So what if there is different versions, just buy the one you want. I don't understand the problem.
Exactly. 6 versions, so what? 90% of the people on this forum should just have Home Premium. It's not that confusing.
Poor people use Starter/Home Basic.
Typical users use Home Premium
Businesses use Business/Enterprise.
Power users use Ultimate.
And I'm sure 99% of Dells, HPs, etc will use Home Premium. Quit whining guys, it's not that big of a deal. It's far better than them not catering to everyone's needs.
Also - where are you guys getting these price points from? I haven't seen anything announcing any prices for Windows 7 yet.