Microsoft Unveils Windows Vista Product Lineup

Microsoft Unveils Windows Vista Product Lineup: Offerings deliver unique value across business and consumer audiences. Well Media Center is not going to be a custom sku in Vista, but rather will be integrated into a version of Vista called Vista Home Premium. Microsoft will also offer a Vista Home Basic version without Media Center.

They also will have a Windows Vista Ultimate version although I’m not sure of what it will have that Vista Home Premium will not.

Consumers can choose between 32-bit or 64-bit editions.

I will probably buy the first CableLabs certified 64 bit Dell Vista Home Premium or Ultimate when it is available later this Fall. No word on pricing of the software or their packages yet.

It is interesting to see Media Center not included in the basic package. This is most likely due to the fact that Microsoft needs more sizzle to sell what will be a more expensive Vista Premium.

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