Release of Windows Vista

by | Jan 29, 2007 | Week in Geek

Tomorrow, January 30th, marks a significant event in information technology.  Microsoft will roll out its latest operating system release, Windows Vista, to consumers.

There is so much information surrounding the launch floating around, I wanted to give my readers the basics and where to find more info.  

What: Windows Vista, the next generation of Microsoft’s flagship PC operating system.

When: Available starting 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

Editions: Seven in total, but only three aimed at consumers – Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate.

Home Basic: Is roughly equivalent to Windows XP Home Edition, and lacks the much-touted Aero Glass look.

Home Premium: Includes Aero, and is similar in features to Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Ultimate: Has all the features of all the Vista editions, including those aimed at businesses.

Here are some helpful links on the Microsoft website.

Bill Gates’ Webcast introducing Windows Vista

Windows Vista Homepage 

It will be interesting to see what reaction the public has for Vista. Will you be upgrading? 

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