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    What Vista will you buy?

    I'm wondering which version is for me. Home Premium looks like the best bang for buck on my account. But i saw that cool feature on the Bill Gates Vista Keynote the other week where they had motion backgrounds.

    I couldn't remember if that features was for Ultimate customers only?

    So what version will you buy?

    Thanks

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    I am running Enterprise, but would buy Ultimate if I needed to

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    I purchased Ultimate, just waiting for Scan to deliver now.

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    I have 'got' Ultimate. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    I have 'got' Ultimate. Awesome.
    *mumbles something under his breath*

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    I'll get Ultimate retail in the not-to-distant future (lots of upgrading, and would like all the networking + media capabilities please).

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    i'll get ultimate soon, when all compatibility issues are gone. just learn't i can't play aa 2.6 on it so im switching back to xp.

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    Im getting the ultimate i think and will do a dual boot for XP, incase i need somethings.

    e.g. Boson cant guarantee their products work on Vista

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    Buying OEM Ultimate in about 3 weeks time, pending on when I recieve some cash from someone

    Or, if my company would be so good enough to provide Vista Ultimate for me to download

    Either way, it's coming here

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    I have Business Premium edition off MSDNAA. I haven't installed it yet; I don't have the 64-bit disc image.

    I'll probably wait until I can get hold of that.
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    Is it worth getting Home 64bit? I only play games, surf internet and listen to music. Not bothered about advanced networking etc,

    Cheers

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    At the moment, none of them.

    Firstly, I'll wait a few months for everyone else to discover the inevitable bugs and the fixes to appear.

    Secondly, I won't pay early adopter prices if I don't need to.

    Thirdly, it doesn't really do anything for me that I need and can't achieve (and am probably already achieving) with XP and third-party tools.


    No doubt, at some point in the future, I'll end up migrating, if only to avoid being left out in the cold support-wise. But right now, personally, I see nothing that appeals to me and plenty that puts me off, like hardware requirements, software and driver compatibility, and so on.

    And when I do finally upgrade, it will be to something that has features I regard as useful (such as Bitlocker) rather than a flashy interface. Personally, I can't even stand the XP interface. I find it slow, ungainly, gawdy so I have my machines turned back down to Windows Classic. Aero? We'll see, but I'm sceptical.

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    i've installed business on the laptop, via the local KMS

    i'll probably not pay to install vista on existing hardware, and buy Home Premium licenses on new machines

    what people are very good at forgetting is there's Windows Upgrade Anytime, which lets you pay the difference to move from home premium to ultimate

    buy the cheaper one, and if you really NEED the extras, you don't lose out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrensen View Post
    I'm wondering which version is for me. Home Premium looks like the best bang for buck on my account. But i saw that cool feature on the Bill Gates Vista Keynote the other week where they had motion backgrounds.

    I couldn't remember if that features was for Ultimate customers only?
    Yes the motion backgrounds is a Vista Ultimate Extra - which are only available for Ultimate edition users.

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    With the Vista Ultimate OEM edition can you install it as many times as you want on the same hardware, well atleast the same motherboard? my XP likes to eat itself every 6 months...

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