Windows Horizon

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Just in case you thought Windows XP Home, XP Professional, XP Server, and XP Advanced server was hard to keep track of, check out the versions of Vista that will be available:

  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Pro Standard/SB
  • Longhorn Enterprise Server (ADS)
  • Longhorn Enterprise Server – IA64
  • Longhorn Standard Server
  • Longhorn Datacenter Server
  • Windows Vista Pro Std/SB/Ent – VL Binding Service
  • Windows Vista Pro Std/SB/Ent – VLGeneric
  • Windows Vista Pro Std/SB/Ent – DMAK
  • Windows Vista Starter Digital Boost – OEM
  • Windows Vista Home Basic – OEM
  • Windows Vista Home Premium – OEM
  • Windows Vista Ultimate – OEM
  • Windows Vista Pro Standard/SB – OEM
  • Longhorn Enterprise Server – OEM
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Pro Standard N

Yeeeeaaaaahhhh….. because the average Home user/upgrader who can barely keep viruses and spyware off of their machine will know whether they want Starter, Basic, Premium, or Ultimate. Well, the gamers apparently will want Ultimate because it includes some tools for fine-tuning your system for the ultimate gaming experience. Then again, why won’t they just get the Basic or Premium and use 3rd party or pirated copies of those tools? Or just a pirated copy of the entire OS?

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