Windows Vista Product Editions (SKUs) Revealed

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  1. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how lame Microsoft can be, but check this out:

    7 Editions? Ultimate Edition? What were they thinking? :rolleyes:

    Link: http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/47665/47665.html?Ad=1
     
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  4. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    WTF...George running Microsoft now?? :eek:

    More FUD !! :mad:
     
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    Why can't one edition do everything well?

    No wait, why can't one edition do anything well?
     
  6. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Ontop of that, each will have both a 32 and 64 bit edition, raising the total number of editions to 14 :eek:
     
  7. Voidness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Except for the "Starter Edition". It only comes in 32-bit edition. It's practically useless:

    Seriously, what is this? :rolleyes: So this implies that people in africa or india are not allowed to share the computer (hence the "not provide for logon passwords or Fast User Switching") or open more than 3 websites at a time ("Starter Edition will allow only three applications (and/or three windows) to run simultaneously", what about spyware and popups? :p). Microsoft is being very kind to the emerging market. :rolleyes:
     
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    The following is not a justification for M$ confusing and maybe questionable practice but an idea as to why...

    I think the reason for a slimmed down and cheaper version in emerging markets is that the 'full' version is too expensive for your average user so pirated versions are popular due to their lower cost. IF M$ discount the full version in emerging markets the products may find their way to other markets at a cheaper price.

    I think this is true, but the slimmed down version is crap so users will still opt for he pirated full version - M$ have made no attempt to manage the pirate software isses, they have only decided that people will pay less for a non-pirated version if it were available - and this is assuming a lot. The offering is not attractive so for the same price (or cheaper) a pirated version offers full functionality.

    I liken it to illegal downloads - just because iTMS and othr music services are available doesn't mean everyone will buy rather than download without paying from a 'friend' halfway around the world!
     
  9. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Welcome to consufion land, for the consumers and makers :p
     
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