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    Microsoft Confirms 6 versions of Vista

    The BBC has a story confirming that there will be 6 versions of Vista. They are Vista Business, Vista Enterprise, Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate, Vista Starter. Also included are some of the differences between each version
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    6 verisons? whats the point of all that?
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    Aimed at different end-users obviously. No point in having an OS with redundant features

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    Well it does seem to make sence if you think about it... And Kezzer has a good point. This is what I think.

    Windows Starter 2007 - Cheap version (To convince people to upgrade even if they don't need to, so they make more money.)
    Windows Vista Home Basic - Home version
    Windows Vista Home Premium - Better home version (With features advanced users would use, but not all business features)
    Windows Vista Business - Small Business
    Windows Vista Enterprise - Big Business (Perhaps, bulk install features, and networking features?)
    Windows Vista Ultimate - Everything

    Thats just a guess though. I can't wait for Microsoft to actually give details about the versions and maybe prices too. Then the real disscussion starts.

    The versions do make sence although a little confusing. There are also 2 other versions where Home and Business have N after them from what I have read where they don't have Windows Media Player with them due to some Laws in europe of something? Not sure where the N comes from though?

    Infact does anyone know why N? Read that here by the way: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29780

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    dont forget the 2 N versions (minus M Media Player)...

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    Plus there's going to be double that anway, as every version is in 32 or 64 bit from what I read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman67
    Plus there's going to be double that anway, as every version is in 32 or 64 bit from what I read.
    Or they could use the same disk ?
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    How? as I don't know a lot about software, but I presume Vista will fill a DVD Easily, and a 64bit would be another DVD Full, unless they ship them both together then it'd be a tight squeeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jklm_37
    dont forget the 2 N versions (minus M Media Player)...
    But what does teh N stand for??? lol

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    It's the european version isn't it? There's an issue with the Media Player coming preinstalled in Europe.. I think I read that somewhere.. Maybe not?

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    Thing is mine came with Realplayer pre installed as well, so XP Basically had the competition, so I don't see what the problem is.
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    old news...

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...a_editions.asp

    all the info you should need on them is there

    As for sizes, they could easily fit both 32 and 64 editions on the same disk. The Feb CTP build of LH has been released to us lucky testers, and the 32bit ed is 2.7 gig, with the 64bit being 3.6 gig

    That could go on a dvd-9 pretty easily Oh and those are the enterprise ultimate editions, and nearly feature complete so the image sizes shouldn't really increase much, although we will know more in april when beta2 is released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Stone
    But what does teh N stand for???
    i dont no wat it stands for but i no all it means is that it comes without the Microsoft Media Player that comes with the other non N versions...somethin to do with the EU...

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...l.29_Edition_N

    quote from the above: with the N signifying "not with media player"

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    Ahh, makes sence really, thank you, lol

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