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I can finally talk about it externally. Today Microsoft announced the 6 versions of Vista that are heading your way. I thought I would share the information with you in a simplified format without the marketing speek. This is by NO MEANS a detailed discussion about all the differences between all the versions or a detailed discussion of the feature set – I am sure there will be plenty of time to have more discussion around Vista as the days go on.
6 versions will be available – 2 targeted at Business, 3 at the consumer market - 1 only available in "Emerging Markets". All except 1 (emerging market) are available in 32 and 64 bit environments.
In the Business category:Windows Vista Business
Window Vista Enterprise
For ConsumersWindows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Ultimate
But wait - that is only 5? Where is the 6th? It’s called Windows Vista Starter due to be released only in emerging markets – targeted at lower end systems and only in 32 bit.
Before you jump up and ask “do I have to throw out my older computer to use vista?” Let me answer that question by saying that I have loaded my old 700Mhz system with 512 megs of ram and a 32 meg nvidia card and it works just fine with the current Community Technology Preview build (February release). It’s not something that I would be editing any videos on and it doesn’t support the Aero Glass interface, but for doing what it is being used for (email, web and kids games) it works just fine thank you! I could go out an buy a stronger video card for the Aero Glass interface, but I am on a restricted hardware budget ever since the twins came along.
Much more information to come. If you are looking for more IT Pro related information – here it is.. We’re already populating info on the TechNet site. I can’t wait to talk some more about the underlying technologies – once I get back from the tour. I promised Bruce that I would stay focused as much as possible for the next few weeks until the tour is over.
Rick has just posted this information over on the CanITPro blog (http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/02/27/420707.aspx)...