Windows Vista Home Basic contains all of the basic features to make your computing experience easier, safer, and more reliable. Even if your existing PC seems to be adequate for basic tasks such as reading e-mail and browsing the web, by upgrading your PC to Windows Vista Home Basic or by purchasing a new PC installed with Windows Vista Home Basic, you will benefit from a better computing experience and more peace of mind.
Suggested retail price for full package product, $199.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $99.95 USD. Learn more about Windows Vista Home Basic here
Windows Vista Home Premium will improve every aspect of your digital entertainment experiences including viewing and sharing photos, video, TV, movies, music, games, and more. For example, Windows Vista Home Premium enables you to create your own DVDs and edit your own high-definition movies. Most significantly, Windows Vista Home Premium includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center.
Suggested retail price for full package product, $239.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $159.00 USD. Learn more about Windows Vista Home Premium here
Windows Vista Business is designed to help you easily and quickly connect with your organization, your customers, and your partners, whether you are in the office or on the road. Windows Vista Business includes all of the essential infrastructure required to more securely connect you to your business information whether you are sitting at your desk, working at home, connected to a WiFi hotspot, or even if you are using your cell phone to connect to the Internet.
To help you be more productive when you’re away from your desk, Windows Vista Business includes Windows Tablet and Touch Technology, so you can interact with your Tablet PC by using a digital pen or your fingertip in addition to a keyboard. The new Windows Tablet and Touch Technology in Windows Vista Business includes improved handwriting recognition and easier ways to browse documents and programs without using a keyboard.
Suggested retail price for full package product, $299.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $199.00 USD. Learn more about Windows Vista Business here
Windows Vista Enterprise includes built-in tools to improve application compatibility with previous versions of Microsoft operating systems, as well as with UNIX operating systems. A feature of Windows Vista Enterprise, Virtual PC Express enables you to run—unchanged—a legacy application on a legacy Windows operating system in a virtual environment on top of Windows Vista Enterprise. This feature saves you time and money if you are unable to easily migrate a legacy application directly to Windows Vista.
Additionally, Windows Vista Enterprise includes Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA), which enables you to run UNIX applications unchanged on a Windows Vista Enterprise-based PC. Whereas today a UNIX database administrator or system administrator needs to have a UNIX workstation in addition to a Windows-based PC, Windows Vista Enterprise enables you to consolidate both functions into a single Windows Vista-based PC.
The Windows Vista Enterprise edition is only available to Microsoft Volume License customers, it is not available for retail purchase. Learn more about Windows Vista Enterprise here
Windows Vista Ultimate delivers all of the features available to both business users and home users. It is the ideal solution for a small-business owner who wants a single PC that he or she can use at the office, on the road, and at home. It is also the ideal solution for someone who wants a home PC that will be used primarily for entertainment purposes but that can also be used for business purposes such as connecting to a corporate network.
Suggested retail price for full package product, $399.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $259.00 USD. Learn more about Windows Vista Ultimate here
Well, its still in line with Windows XP for some of the Standard SKU’s such as Home Basic and Business. Ultimate is not as bad as I thought it would be, looks like I will be upgrading to the RTM sooner than I thought. 🙂