Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Windows Vista editions

Windows Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, will be sold to consumers from this moment - the midnight between Monday and Tuesday. You can either upgrade from Windows XP (or Windows 2000) or buy a full version which is more expensive.


There are different editions - you may click the green links to get to software@amazon.com and search for "Windows Vista" to get the full list.

The amazon.com [upgrade, full] prices of Windows Vista in USD are:
  • Home Basic - replaces XP Home [99, 192]
  • Home Premium - replaces XP Prof [153, 227]
  • Business - replaces XP Prof for work [192, 283]
  • Ultimate - semi-transparent Aero windows [250, 379]
You need at least 1 GB of RAM to make things run smoothly, especially the full user interface found in the Ultimate edition. The Reference Frame predicts 20 million licenses to be sold in the first month, 30% of computers to run Windows Vista in January 2008 and 50% in January 2009.

Microsoft will also release Office 2007. Be ready for a completely new arrangement of all tools and commands which is superior and more intuitive but you will need minutes/hours to get used to it.


  1. I'm confused. Do you not run linux? I could have sworn you posted here on flash-9 for linux. (thanks for that, by the way)


  2. Dear Matthew, I am running all operating systems in the world. ;-)

    It just happens that privately on private computers, without any pressure, I always run Windows.

    On the other hand, I don't own the physics department here and don't plan to do so.

    Physicistjedi: good joke! :-)