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Replying to Windows Vista To Be Flavoured In 7 Versions
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:21 PM
I think I might favor the Pirated Ultimate Edition if you ask me. Or maybe the uB€R H@x0R edition.... That'd be cool.
Seriously, Although computers get faster and better, There's totally no need for such extensive GUI stuff... If you ask me, that standard win98 layout is good enough for about everyone with an IQ > 50.
Now some serious criticism, what if a user has starter edition and outgrows it, everyone aqcuires skills in terms of using a computer so they might end up with a piece of OS that doesn't offer them enough functionality anymore. Should they buy another new license??? And what should he/she go for, ultimate ,home or professional. And what about people that edit videos, but don't do anything else except for some browsing?
If MS tries to tailor everything for everyone, why don't they make 6 billion different versions, that way everyone can have their OS their way. jeezz.... bunch of stuckups... :|. Windows Vista jipman's edition... it sounds nice though.
ps. They're only making it difficult for themselves though, now they have to maintain 7 versions of windows, which means 7 different service packs, bug fixes etc.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:01 PM
Posted 02 October 2005 - 01:43 AM
My first reaction was: "great, now they are really going to confuse people" to "wait confused people = more money for me".
Let me be the first to say, "Thank you Micro$oft!"
Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:21 AM
Sad, but now Microsoft realized that he could make money just for using Windows. You have to buy it, and then pay to use it.. This is a disaster!
Posted 29 September 2005 - 11:59 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 07:42 PM
My initial reactions are reserved, because there's just not that much detail available. Pricing, for instance, would be really nice to know. Will Home Basic Edition debut below the price point of XP Home today?
Now this is the real question - Vista looks really nice, but the price is that what counts. I don't suppose that difference in price between Vista Pro and Ultra would be 50$, also difference between Vista Home and Vista Pro can't be too big.
Seems to me that Microsoft is trying to push their Vista in the multimedial waters to be a rival to Apple with its online services. But the good thing (bad to someone?) Microsoft has put big money into preventing piracy, and encuraging the uses to buy the original and they'll get extra features.
Microsoft is still investigating how to position its most impressive Windows release yet, and is looking into offering Ultimate Edition owners such services as extended A1 subscriptions, free music downloads, free movie downloads, Online Spotlight and entertainment software, preferred product support, and custom themes.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:56 PM
I've read the specifications of the Ultimate Edition and I quote
There is nothing like Vista Ultimate Edition today. This version is aimed at high-end PC users and technology influencers, gamers, digital media enthusiasts, and students.
Taken from the red section at http://arstechnica.c...50910-5298.html
Now, if the audience for the UE is that big, why is there a need for 8 versions? I can completely understand the need for a few; a standard Home user one, one for the more advanced home user (programmers, IT developers etc), a small business edition and an enterprise edition. So yes, I do see a need for several versions, but then again wouldn't limiting the version count to 2 or 3 with customization options during the install make it far more easier on the clients?
So to summerize, I feel they've gone overboard in all the versions.
Now to move on to prices, I fear for those. I really fear about the prices of these editions. I think the Starter Edition will come close to what XP Home costs, and the Ultimate one will probably come close to $500 or more.
Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:17 PM
This sounds like a nice way to go though .
The problem is, I'm a pessimist, and chances are high that they'll screw us on the price of it .
I for one will either go for the ultimate, because of it's gaming tweaks, or the professional, because I'm a cheap ass .
Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:09 PM
Posted 22 September 2005 - 08:54 PM
But I'm still waiting a while for them to release the super-stable version. And so that my school will get the upgrade discs in on our awesome student-license agreement and sell it to me for five to ten bucks.