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Which Vista Edition is right for you?

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  1. Nyte New Member

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    As several readers may be fully aware of, Microsoft is releasing Windows Vista in several different versions:
    • Vista Home Basic
    • Vista Home Premium
    • Vista Business
    • Vista Enterprise
    • Vista Ultimate

    Each edition contains their own feature-set and upgrades/enhancements over the 'lower-level' editions.

    ExtremeTech has taken the liberty on writing up an article detailing the differences in each version so the user can get a firm grip on which Vista edition is right for them (if they plan on purchasing it).

    Source: ExtremeTech
     
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    Vista Gamer Edition (namslas90's idea)
     
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    Vista Ultimate no doubt...;)
     
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    Vista Cracked Edition!!!:rockout:
     
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    yeah thats the way for me ;)
     
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    though, if you do plan on buying Vista Home premium sounds like the way to go!
     
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    Argh, A pirates life! :rolleyes:
     
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    Home Premium is all anyone will need, unless you require domain authentication.
     
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    i think i will just go for home ultimate edition.....i have the beta RC2 i think......
     
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    :rockout:
     
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    Im still preying on them breaking down dx10 and putting it on xp :respect:
     
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    doesnt vista give less fps in most games when compared to xp thats what gets me down about vista but i dont know if its gone better or what
     
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    Yeah unfortunately not everyone has been as keen as Microsoft to release Vista as a fully supported OS and so drivers are still, as of yet, pretty immature.
     
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    ahh i see :( hopefully it will improve later i read some article the 3d interface with premium and higher slightly slows gaming down by 10% i think i got it from inquirer

    ill probably stick to xp for a while until dx10 really kicks in then itll be time to upgrade
     
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    i just want xp :)
     
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    I know what u mean - XP is perfect. Its only Microsoft wanting to make money, so they are putting out DX10 only on Vista.
    In truth there is no reason to buy Vista if ur not a serious gamer, and i cant see ppl who only use Word or Power Point buying an expensive GPU just for that.
     
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    Amen my good brother Amen!
     
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    Question: Which Vista Edition is right for you?

    Answer: NONE of them - Would not touch Vista with a ten foot pole!
     
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    Hmmmmm strange, think you missed one off the list......Vista "Pirated" edition??? :rockout:
     
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    Vista windows Xp edition cause i aint upgrading
     
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    I have heard that dx10 will be brought out on xp, is this not true?

    I am happy enough with xp, im not interested in the flash desktop appearance I just want something that works and xp works fine and it's legit and I aint keen on paying for vista imo..
     
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    the problem with XP is they fixed all the problems most people have now for the majority Vista is unneeded
     
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    Jock, good point!

    I say that because largely? I feel this way about Windows Server 2003 SP #2 (RC) here... it's really ALL I NEED for the most part!

    :)

    * Still, I have said that about Windows 2000 too, that I'd NEVER use XP, & did... in a way, I have to TRY new OS' & their API changes too, so I am aware of them as a developer or networking person (depending on jobs I take)... but, I did move to Windows Server 2003, over 2000 & XP, because imo?

    They REALLY did "do it right" on this one, finally (your point in a nutshell)

    APK

    P.S.=> VISTA's going to be a "hard-sell" to me @ least... I love the new DirectX 10 driven API, it looks nice & many of the "internal plumbing" changes for speed & security, but do I REALLY need them? Not really... not as a home user @ least, not yet!

    STILL, imo? DirectX 10 & that nice looking shell IS going to sell VISTA copies for MS... personally, I will wait it out & see the bugs come out & be shook out, first... maybe go for it when its first service pack releases... & only then! apk
     
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    Yep, i feel the same ! Just built a HTPC my first. Love it xp run's great! Runnin MCE2005-SP2, so i had no less than 70 updates ...lol but in the end I love it. I did the winvista rc1 thing for a couple of day's. Had trouble with dual boot. MOHAAS ran like a dog. so i'll wait for a while. I do have a coupon for the MCE though havent decided on that yet?
     

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