Microsoft unveils eight versions of Vista

by admin February 21, 2006 at 12:35 pm

An honest mistake or a glimpse of things to come?

Microsoft has hinted that Vista will debut in up to eight versions.

Microsoft revealed the names of the six core and two non-Media Player variants of the SKUs in a posting on its website but took down the information shortly after.

The website said the six versions will be Windows Starter 2007, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate.

Both Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Business will also be available in an ‘N’ version, which comes bundled with Media Player. The EU stipulated in late 2004 that Microsoft was to provide versions of its operating system without Media Player included, as part of the settlement to the long-running antitrust case.

Microsoft, however, denied the list of eight stock keeping units was definitive.

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