If you are too stupid to firgure out the different versions maybe you should just use Linux. Only one version of that right?
I don't know that I'd call it stupidity... they did go a little overboard with Vista. And when you consider the average person is going to either walk into Best Buy and buy retail, , or get it over the phone when they're ordering their new computer -- talking to either sales force is just confusing since they don't really know what they're talking about.
True story : last computer I ordered from dell was basically an internet kiosk. I asked to verify that it had an onboard nic, and the lady told me that it wasn't fast enough to go on the internet and I would have to upgrade to the more expensive model to do that. When I told her I would take my chances, she informed me that my warranty would be void if I tried to use the internet on it. Imagine what gets told to people when they're just buying an OS and not a whole PC!
This led to confusion and frustration amongst your users.
I'd prefer the option to buy a cheaper, stripped down, "barebones" version with out any useless apps preinstalled and/or the option to download and install them from Microsoft. I'm not holding my breath.
The versions are SO not confusing. If you are confused, simply get 'ultimate,' it has everything so you won't have any problems at all. If you think you could pay less and be just as well off, then it's up to YOU to do a little research to find that out. Damn these people are lazy SOBs. MS also has anytime upgrade, so you don't have to buy two copies of Vista if you get Home Premium for instance and decide you want ultimate, you just pay the difference and get Ultimate. MS has made this as easy and convenient as anyone could want and these idiots still complain.
Don't know where you've been that that's what is going on with Windows 7. No mail, or movie maker, photo viewer, etc. Lot's of people are complaining about it actually.
The following will be the actual new SKUs for the OS:
* Windows 7 Starter
* Windows 7 Home Basic (for emerging markets)
* Windows 7 Home Premium
* Windows 7 Professional
* Windows 7 Enterprise
* Windows 7 Ultimate
This information has been confirmed by Microsoft... who never listens to us.
Are not these two the same feature set, but #4 is a per machine license and #5 is a VLK? If so, sounds good to me.
lol my thoughts exactly.
I don't care how many versions there are, but I'd love to see them ditch the 32bit editions. I know, I'll start an online petition.
I fail to see what 32 bit has to do with netbooks. The Atom is a 64bit CPU, so is the Via Nano.They just can't ditch 32bit editions. For one, what about netbooks? 32bit just isn't going away soon no matter how much we may want it to.