Windows Vista Product Editions

Paul Thurrott over at WindowsITPro got the skinny on just what flavors of Vista there will be, two days ahead of the general announcement at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2005.

Here are the names and roughly what their current equivalent is, read the article for the full details:
Windows Vista Starter Edition – like XP starter
Windows Vista Home Basic Edition – like XP Home
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition – somewhere between Home and Pro
Windows Vista Professional Edition – like XP Pro
Windows Vista Small Business Edition – like XP Pro, but with more enterprise features
Windows Vista Enterprise Edition – like XP Pro, but with even more enterprise features
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition – hard to describe succinctly, like XP Pro, but more control for gaming, access to premium content (music, video, etc.), and more

So many different versions, seems a bit confusing, but each seems to have a different demographic firmly in mind.

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