Microsoft Vista’s 12 Different Versions
Here are the versions of Vista that Microsoft has announced. Each version will be available both in 32-bit and 64-bit versions so consumers will have a total of 12 different versions to choose from.
1. Vista Business
2. Vista Enterprise
3. Vista Home Basic
4. Vista Home Premium
5. Vista Ultimate
6. Vista Starter
Do we really need that many versions of an operating system? Well, the decision to offer 12 versions is purely a marketing decision. The versions of Vista are listed on this official Microsoft Vista Web site. However, at the time of writing, Microsoft has not updated their Web site so it doesn’t list the Vista Starter version.
According to Microsoft, out of the 4 versions of Windows XP that Microsoft offers, 3 of the 5 versions are aligned with specific types of PC hardware instead of with the different ways people use their PCs. Windows Vista versions are supposed to be designed to fit the way you intend to use them.