Side by Side Comparison: Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic, Home Basic N, Home Premium, Business, Business N, Enterprise and Ultimate

A complete overview

By on May 22nd, 2007 11:27 GMT
Windows Vista has passed the 100 days on the market milestone delivering a superb performance. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates applauded the fact that Windows Vista has managed to surpass the installed base of all other rival operating systems in just the first five weeks of availability. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2007 in Las Vegas last week, Bill Gates revealed that Microsoft had licensed an estimated 40 million copies of Windows Vista worldwide.

With Windows Vista, the Redmond Company is delivering a truly luxuriant experience when it comes down to customer choice. Windows Vista Starter, Vista Home Basic, Vista Home basic N, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Business N, Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate have all been up for grabs since January 30 2007.

Some editions of the platform are intimately connected to certain markets around the world while others are universal and one is reserved for Microsoft's Software Assurance customers.

Still, all Vista editions bring to the table a common foundation, on which various versions of the operating system build additional features.

The eight flavors of Vista make for a comprehensive offering from Microsoft designed to tailor fit all tastes, pockets, market segments and system configurations. There is little doubt that you will find the perfect Windows Vista for you when you take into consideration the variety of editions available.

From the $199 Home basic, to the $239 Home Premium, to the $299 Business and to the high end $399 Ultimate, these four are the basic editions of Vista. At the bottom of this article, you will be able to access a complete feature comparison of all Vista editions. But if all you are interested to see which are the main versions, then follow this link. Otherwise, you will be able to get a general idea of what every Vista edition has to offer by simply clicking on the adjacent thumbnail.
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