Which version of Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by maceesback, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. maceesback macrumors member

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    I know many of you would say go with XP, but whatever problems Vista may have, I would really like to go forward, not back. I am a staff member at a university, so I was able to procure MS Office 2007 Enterprise for a whopping $6.95 plus tax. Unfortunately, the operating systems are discounted only for students, not faculty or staff.

    I will be using Windows to drive Office 2007, and to remotely log in to my corporate/university network from home using my Mac and Bootcamp. My question is, would the features in the Business Ed be advantageous for Office 2007 itself, and for the remote log in? What about if I wanted to use Parallels or VMWare Fusion?

    Right now I am leaning towards buying Home Basic or Home Premium, and if I think I could make good use of some of the "business" features I can always use Microsoft's Anytime Upgrade. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

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    Be forewarned that only certainly Vista versions are licensed for use in virtual machines. I don't know if you wanted to use VMWare or not, but if you do you probably need Ultimate.

    And as you suspected, I would urge you to stick with XP. You are moving forward by using a Mac with Leopard. :)
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Business or Ultimate are required for use in a VM.

    Remote Desktop is really hand too!

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  4. iphonetravel macrumors member

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    Not the case anymore....

    From Microsoft's official WIndows Vista Blog:

    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/w...lping-it-professionals-do-more-with-less.aspx

    And from several other news sources:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=360
    http://www.macworld.com/article/131732/2008/01/virtual_vista.html
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Good news, but talk about backpedaling. Sheesh! Now apparently it's OK to play back DRMed media in a VM. (As long as you comply with the law).

    Along with the recent price cuts, MS is looking desperate to make a sale.

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