Microsoft is planning to release six different versions of Windows Vista at the end of this year.
According to website ActiveWin, via Engadget, there are six core versions of Microsoft Vista to choose from, plus two European-only versions without Windows Media Player, designed to comply with antitrust rulings.
– Windows Starter 2007 – barebones version of Vista without the Aero interface
– Windows Vista Home Basic – similar to the existing XP home (Windows Vista Home Basic N is the EU-compliant version)
– Windows Vista Home Premium – includes Media Center functionality and Cable Card support
– Windows Vista Business – the successor to XP Professional.( Windows Vista Business N is the European version)
– Windows Vista Enterprise – designed for the enterprise sector, an includes features such as Virtual PC and volume encryption.
– Windows Vista Ultimate – Vista with all the bells and whistles.