Microsoft does not know its own Windows Vista operating system. Now, I have seen poor comparisons involving the features from various editions of Microsoft's latest operating system from Dell
. But to see Microsoft itself at fault... It's a whole different thing altogether. Well, in this regard, Microsoft Canada is trying to sabotage the rest of the company. And they're doing a pretty good job... Just feast your eyes on the screenshots included
On the Microsoft Canada Small Business Corner
, the company presents the top 4 benefits of Windows Vista Ultimate: "Vista Ultimate in the workplace. Combines all of the security, efficiency and mobility features of Vista Business. Vista Ultimate at home. Includes more entertainment features than in any other version of Windows Vista. Maximum security. No other version of Windows Vista offers Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption. Multilingual user interface. Work with multiple languages on your computer at work or at home."
Now, Microsoft Canada actually manages to get it right for the most part. With the small detail that Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is actually available in another edition of Windows Vista. I am sure that this is all new, and comes in as a shock to Microsoft Canada, but Vista Enterprises also features Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption.
But the comparison between Windows XP, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate is simply laughable. I understand that Windows XP is "expired" but the graphic does not make even the most anodyne effort to get it right. No matter. Let's say that customers are actually focused on the Business and Ultimate editions of Vista.
Now, you can very well see that the only differences are BitLocker Drive Encryption (remember, you can only get this in Vista Ultimate), Multilingual User Interface, Windows Media Center, DVD Maker and Premium Games. Why a business would want Windows Media Center, DVD Maker and Premium Games on their machines is beyond me, but for the sake of the argument, five features, out of which three are a handicap in a corporate environment, cost $100 extra. I am curios...did Microsoft Canada sell a single Vista?