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    Originally posted here by Egaladeist
    It doesn't surprise me that they're trying to flood the market with 8 versions of Vista...after all...there were 7 versions of XP...

    Windows Xp Pro
    Windows Xp Home
    Windows XP MCE
    Windows XP Embeded
    Windows XP Enterprise (volume license for corp)
    Windows XP N (Euro version)
    Windows XP Starter

    Eg
    7 Versions... come on (btw Enterprise is just Pro with a different license... I don't know if it counts as it's own version)..

    Windows XP Pro
    Windows XP Pro N
    Windows XP Pro 64
    Windows XP Home
    Windows XP Home N
    WIndows XP Tablet
    Windows XP Media Center
    Windows XP Starter
    Windows XP Embeded

    Now if you wanted to include Enterprise (usually refered to as Corporate Edition.. then you'd also have to include OEM since they're both licensing. and you could add a good number more)... There's also language versions and slipstreamed versions (XP Pro SP1, XP Home SP2, etc)

    As mentioned.. Tons of linux flavours are released.... I think it's great that Microsoft is tailoring their operating systems to various environments...

    The N Edition is a legal requirement... but other versions are nice.. .Why do home users need things like Remote Desktop, etc... it provides more ways for malicious people to enter the system .

    Back to work though..

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    Like linux isn't ditributed in an almost endless degree of forms.
    Aye, but with Linux it's different companies/groups/people that make the different distros - and when it comes to different versions of the same distros, there is usually a VERY significant change in the number of apps or whatnot included. This is one (huge) company looking to sell 10 different versions of the same OS.

    There's the difference

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    Whichever is most common. Probably ultimate, depending on price and advantages.

    ...whats with the starter version? Sounds a bit messed up.

    Since I just read it a bit more, It will probably be the buisness version, ultimate will be expensive

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    Windows Vista Home Basic is aimed as casual PC users who do little more than surf the Web, check e-mail and create/store/share basic documents, Goffe said. The Home Basic version will not include support for the Aero Glass user-interface effects that will be part of other Vista SKUs.
    As a PC gamer I would probably go with Basic because it sounds like it would use the least amount of resources (except third world edition ). I don't need the aero glass GUI. It sounds cool and all, but it's just a sci fi gimmick and the requirements are insane:

    To get the full Vista experience, the graphics card needs a lot of memory (64MB minimum, 128MB recommended) and must support the complete DirectX 9 API.
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    Aye, but with Linux it's different companies/groups/people that make the different distros
    Aye, and they do this to perhaps maximize functionality to a particular software set. but even within there are some interesting scenarios, if one is to fairly compare the too. Take red hat for instance.

    They have:

    Fedora Core, which wants to BE like SuSE
    Academic Distro, which dreams of green lizards and specialized for pricing educational institutions so they get more bang for the buck
    Cluster based distro, which also wants to dance with SuSE but is maximized for high speed computing.
    HP distro specialized for their blade server environment

    Shoot they even have the Red Hat Application server and specialized application models to fit certain requirements along with Red Hat Enterprise that modularize components into several categories Global File System, Directory Server, Certificate System, and a Suite of Development platforms.

    And a workstation model

    What is that off the top of my head 12 variations? And they ALL want to be just like SuSE. Seems people want choice. Novell has a few specialised distros as well.
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    Just think of all them new installation tutorials you get to write, gore!
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    Tutorals for what I'm not buying all these. Hell I can't even use my paid for copy of Windows 2000 because the *******s at Microsoft decided it was a good idea to put the only copy of the license key ON THE DAMN CD CASE. Guess what can't be found right now? The CD KEY!
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    Your too honest for your own good, mate! Here have mine fkby67-jhg65-lkjn2-xplo97-bqqy76!

    I know what you mean tho, i've fell into that trap before - i've got into the habbit of emailing them to myself so they are always there!


    //£10 says someone will actually try to use that key!
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    I don't have 10 Quid to bet you with Anyway, I AM pissed at Microsoft over that. I spent $300.00 on that software and can't use it any longer.

    How did this comne about you might ask?

    The HD it was installed on went. The CD Case can't be found, the books that came wth it can. That doesn't mean you can install it though. That is why I'm declaring war on buying software right now. Well except for Quake and Doom, at least those CD keys are easy to find. But Windows, it's on the back of the case and no where else.

    The funny part is that people who use cracked copies NEVER have this problem. Microsoft really needs to rethink this bullshit. The people who crack it don't have a problem and people who buy it and lose the case are screwed.

    So when I replaced the HD, I installed a dual boot Slackware 10.2 and Free BSD 6.0 system. Another reason Windows pisses me off.

    They need to do what companies including them USED to do:

    Stick the damn CD key on the case, but leave an extra one on a sticker inside. AND put it on the manuals. Windows 95 and 98 manuals have the key right there. I know, I could actually FIND those.
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    We have all been down the CD key route. It's handy to have a few keys in case you can't find the cd case when you go into a situation. They have the cd... no case. Shoot the other day i was bored and was going to stick on a copy of Half Life I have owned for like 10 years. No case. WTF did I put that stinking case? I know keys are available but I want MY key. I was going to stick up a game server and play with it while I am in Vegas next week on Business.
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