Microsoft has put up a page detailing the differences between various Windows Vista editions available. They are Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate. It may help you plan (and save) for your Windows Vista purchase. As for me? I’d stick with Linux for my home computing, and my employers don’t seem to bother being early adopters of Windows Vista, unsurprisingly.
Looking from the chart, it seems to me that the editions are merely categorising what sort of additional bloat, err… features that are bundled with it. I fail to see what makes the bundled stuff so significant that it has to be packaged into different editions. It’s not like you can’t extend the base OS with other third party applications.
Is this destined to be a signicant case study of proprietary OS marketing gone wrong? What do you think?