Found on the Microsoft Windows Vista Communities frontpage, if you navigate through the “featured columns”, you will find the following picture for an article on “Comparing Windows Vista Editions“. At first look, it might seem like another standard line-up of Windows Vista boxes, but there appears to be two new ones attached to the right.
My best guess is the light cyan one is for Windows Vista Starter edition, and the dark blue one is for Windows Vista Enterprise. Also to note, these packages are slim-versions of the standard fold-out packs, which
some are similar to the ones some professional Office tools use as well.
Update: Apparently they’re not as new as I thought, as it is prominently featured on the Vista Starter page.
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The slim ones don’t have a rounded corner like the Office boxes you link to.
I bought the OEM Windows Vista ultimate edition which cost a lot less – half price in fact.
@Vista: Good for you!
I’d say for anyone go with Home Premium unless you’re going to miss/use Bitlocker, Previous Versions or Group/Security Policy Editor.
Yes, I noticed that yesterday. The dark blue on is definitly Windows Vista Enterprise (you can read it if you look close enough), so the light blue one is logically the Starter box.
New ones? These package shots were online for a long time now.
Yeah, the OEM ones are missing. They’re pretty important… all you lose for a few hundred dollars is 90 days of phone support. Gee, wow…
You can also see them here: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/editions.mspx
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